First MAX 8s for Pacific and Caribbean duo

Boeing has delivered new 737 MAX 8s to Fiji Airways and Cayman Airways as both carriers continue to upgrade and modernise their fleets.

These are the first MAX 8 aircraft for each airline, with Fiji Airways saying it plans to use the longer-range version of the twin-jet to expand and modernise its single-aisle fleet. The aircraft for Cayman, meanwhile, was delivered by Air Lease Corp.

“We are thrilled to take delivery of our very first 737 MAX 8, named Island of Kadavu,” said Andre Viljoen, managing director and CEO of Fiji Airways, who described the introduction of the MAX as “the beginning of a new chapter for Fiji Airways.” The carrier will take delivery of five MAX 8s, to add…

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