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Arajet Takes Delivery of Its 10th Boeing 737 MAX

DALLAS — Arajet (DM) welcomed its 10th Boeing 737 MAX in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as it continues to expand its fuel-efficient fleet.

This Boeing 737-8, acquired through a lessor, is set to bolster DM's strategy to increase its routes across the Americas in the coming years.

Over the last two years, the Dominican Republic LCC has built an all-737 MAX fleet, serving 23 destinations across 16 countries, including Canada, Mexico, and Argentina. The airline's impressive growth and performance earned it the title of Startup Airline of the Year at the 2023 World Aviation Summit.

Unlike the Airbus A320 and its Pratt & Whitney's GTF engine ground-worthy issues, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are equipped with CFM International LEAP-1B engines. Combined with advanced technology winglets, the Boeing 737-8 jets can fly up to 3,500 nautical miles, making DM capable of operating some of the longest routes in the region.

Boeing says that in its 20-year Commercial Market Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean, it predicts that over 90% of the region’s demand will be for single-aisle jets, essential for popular routes to North America.

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Comments from Arajet, Boeing Officials

“This tenth aircraft is unique, not only because it has a special Dominican ribbon painted on the fuselage, but because it will increase the number of connections we make with the continent. We are reaffirming our commitment to democratize the skies and be able to connect all our countries with the lowest possible prices,” said Victor Pacheco Méndez, CEO and founder of Arajet.

Each DM jet has the name of a protected area in the country. According to Méndez, the naming convention's purpose is twofold: "to raise awareness and promote the importance of its preservation and at the same time, boost domestic tourism in the country and promote it internationally"

“The versatility and efficiency of the 737 MAX supports Arajet’s commitment to provide safe, affordable travel for its customers,” said Mike Wilson, Boeing vice president of Commercial Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Wilson adds, “By introducing the 10th 737-8 to its fleet, Arajet reaches an important milestone as the airline further connects the Dominican Republic with the rest of the Americas.”

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