Special national livery for Arajet´s tenth Boeing 737 MAX 8

On 11th June 2024, the Arajet´s tenth Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner was delivered to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. The delivery supports current growth strategy of the Dominican national carrier which is now planning to more than double its routes within the next few years.

´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.

The Arajet company, an ultra-low-cost airline and flag carrier of the Dominican Republic began its operations on 15th September 2022. Nevertheless, its roots date back to 2014, when Dominican Wings air operator was established. Initially, the company offered charter flights between Dominica and a few destinations in the Central and South America. At the beginning of the 2020s, the company changed its business model to ultra-low-cost flights and was rebranded to Arajet.

The aforementioned restructuration was also connected with fleet rejuvenation. The airline retired its Airbus A320 and ordered ten new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Within a year, the company expanded the order by another twenty 737 MAX 200 airliners.

The first 737-8 arrived to Santo Domingo in March of 2022. The aircraft was named Pico Duarte, after the highest peak of the Dominican Republic. Thanks to the Boeing jets that have an operational range of up to 3,500 nautical miles, Arajet was able to operate some of the longest air routes in the region, efficiently connecting the Caribbean to the North and South Americas.

´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. ´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.´

Currently, the Dominican carrier offers flights to twenty-three destinations in sixteen countries, including Canada, Mexico and Argentina. Arajet’s performance earned it recognition as the Startup Airline of the year at the World Aviation Summit in 2023.

Cover photo: Arajet´s tenth Boeing 737 MAX 8, © Boeing. Information from the Boeing Company press releases were used.