The Boeing 737 MAX won a new customer, the Dominican low cost Arajet. The US manufacturer confirmed that the Santo Domingo-based airline has struck a deal that includes 20 firm orders for the high-density 737 MAX 8-200, plus 15 purchase options.
“The efficient Boeing 737 MAX, together with financial and operational support from our partners at Griffin and Bain Capital, gives us the solid foundation necessary to provide flights at affordable prices to travelers in the region,” said Victor Pacheco Mendez, founder and executive officer of Arajet.
Arajet’s order had been on Boeing’s backlog since January, but as an unidentified customer. The airline has also leased 737 MAX 8 jets to start operations soon. The first Arajet jet was received on March 3, leased from Griffin Global Asset Managementmen, and which was originally supposed to have been delivered to Ural Airlines.
Arajet will deploy a flight network focused on serving destinations in the US, Brazil and Colombia, among others, Boeing said.
The MAX 8-200 variant was certified last year and debuted with Ryanair. It can accommodate 200 passengers, about 20 more than the standard MAX 8.