Caribbean Airlines is doing all that it reasonably can to accommodate passengers of other air carriers who may be affected by the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX-8. Some countries, including the United Kingdom, China and Australia, and affected airlines are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following a crash in Ethiopia on Sunday that killed 157 persons.
In an attempt to quell the concerns of its passengers following the decision to ground these aircraft, Caribbean Airlines – which holds the status of national carrier of both Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana – has made it clear that it has an impeccable safety record due in no small part to the use of very reliable equipment. Added to this, the airline boasted of having an extremely well trained team and a first-class maintenance and engineering department.
Notable too was the airline’s disclosure that it does not even fly the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft. “The airline will not, and in fact cannot, introduce any aircraft into its fleet that does not meet the most stringent international and domestic regulations,” the airline underscored, adding too that “If the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft fails to meet any of the very stringent requirements, it will not, and in fact cannot, be added to the fleet.”
According to Caribbean Airlines too, international aviation consultants, attorneys, and management are closely monitoring the situation and will take all required steps to continue to safeguard the airline, its customers and staff.