Trinidad and Tobago's flag carrier Caribbean Airlines will renew its fleet with the Boeing 737 Max 8, and plans to take delivery of 12 aircraft in the coming years.

The 12 737 Max 8s will replace the state-owned carrier's fleet of 12 737-800s, says Boeing.

It is not immediately clear if the commitment for the 12 737 Max 8s is a firm order. Boeing says Caribbean Airlines "commemorated the selection" of the Max during a ceremony in Port of Spain attended by Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister among others.

"The 737 Max allows us to continue offering a safe and comfortable experience for our passengers, while significantly improving fuel efficiency and environmental performance," says Caribbean Airlines chief executive Garvin Medera.

The 737 Max 8 will seat up to 160 passengers in Caribbean's three-class configuration.

In addition to 12 737-800s, Caribbean also operates five ATR 72-600s, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows.

Source: Cirium Dashboard