PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, November 23, 2018 (CMC) – Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), says it will be adding 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet, starting in the fourth quarter of 2019.
This was announced by CAL’s Chairman, Shameer Ronnie Mohammed, in an address at a customer appreciation event, here, late Wednesday.
Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Madera, also announced that in the first quarter of 2019, the company will launch the first phase of a new mobile app.
Earlier this month, CAL said it achieved an operating profit and is “net income positive for the year, to date”.
The airline, which is jointly owned by Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica, reported a summary of its unaudited financial results, for the nine months ending September 30.
The accounts show earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of positive TT$96 million.
This past year has been transformative for the airline, adding a new route to Havana, Cuba, as well as signing an agreement with Chinese carrier, Hainan Airlines, that will allow trips between China and CAL destinations in the Caribbean, to be bought on a single ticket.
The airline is ranked 25th of 164 global airlines for September 2018, for on-time performance by the OAG (Official Aviation Guide) Star Ranking and operates more than 600 weekly flights to 20 destinations in the Caribbean and North and South America.