Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Caribbean Airlines welcomed a new addition to its fleet on Thursday 28 July 2011. Caribbean Airlines’ ninth Boeing 737-800 landed at Piarco International Airport and parked near to the airport’s domestic terminal at Gate 14.
On hand to witness the arrival was the Minister of Transport Mr. Devant Maharaj and Caribbean Airlines Chairman George M. Nicholas III. The aircraft registered as 9Y-SXM came directly from the Boeing factory in Seattle, Washington.
The aircraft’s landing was commemorated with a water salute which was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by the Transport Minister. Passengers in the Domestic Terminal of the airport were also part of the festivities as they were treated to a customer appreciation event also held at the same time to commemorate the induction of the new aircraft.
On the same day, the airline’s second brand Air Jamaica, also celebrated the arrival of its fifth Boeing 737 with 9Y-JMF arriving at Piarco International Airport some time later. 9Y-JMF is expected to be in service by the first week of August. This means that just one more aircraft will be needed to complete the transition from Airbus to Boeing for the Air Jamaica brand.
Caribbean Airlines new Boeing 737-800 is welcomed by a traditional water salute at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad.
Operating as 2 brands under one airline, the airline also has 5 Boeing aircraft operating under the Air Jamaica brand bringing the total number of Boeing aircraft to 14 system wide.
Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer (Ag) Mr. Robert Corbie descends the aircraft upon arrival of the new Boeing 737-800 at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad.
Chief Executive Officer (Ag) Mr. Robert Corbie greets Caribbean Airlines Chairman Mr. George M. Nicholas III, whilst Vice-President Maintenance and Engineering Mr, Colville Carrington greets the Minister of Transport the Honourable Devant Maharaj. Looking on from the top of the aircraft is Caribbean Airlines’ Executive Manager Quality & Air Safety Mr. Mark Garcia.
Minister of Transport the Honourable Devant Maharaj descends the new Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 Next General aircraft in the company of Chairman of Caribbean Airlines Mr. George M. Nicholas III. In the background is the airline’s Vice-Chairman Mr. Mohan Jaikaran.
Board Member Ms. Gizelle Russel cuts a cake together with Caribbean Airlines Vice-President Operations Captain Thomas Lawrence. Looking on are the airline’s Chairman Mr. George M. Nicholas III and Vice-Chairman Mr. Mohan Jaikaran.
Caribbean Airlines executives pose between the latest aircraft arrivals for the airline Caribbean Airlines 9YSXM and Air Jamaica’s 9YJMF which arrived on Thursday 29 July. (From left to right are: Executive Manager Airports Ms. Nirmala Ramai, Vice-President Maintenance and Engineering Mr. Colville Carrington, Chief Executive Officer (Ag) Mr. Robert Corbie, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Mr. Andre Mills, Executive Manager In-Flight Mrs. Pat Ramsey and Vice-President Operations Captain Thomas Lawrence.