In response to the Ethiopia crash, CAL issued a statement on Monday, advising that it did not have the Boeing 737 Max 8 in its fleet at this time.
Caribbean Airlines extends heartfelt sympathy to the families and loved ones of the passengers and employees impacted by Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302.
This accident has raised speculative concern re: the Boeing MAX 8 aircraft, however, investigations by the relevant authorities are in progress and the cause of this accident remains undetermined at this time.
The airline industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world and there are rigorous processes and regulatory procedures to follow before any aircraft is brought into service. Caribbean Airlines will incorporate the procedural and training elements necessary to comply with all regulations and instructions before any new aircraft is introduced to its fleet.
Caribbean Airlines currently does not have the Boeing MAX 8 aircraft as part of its fleet.
The airline uses the Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft (this is not the MAX-8).
Caribbean Airlines stands by its commitment to put the safety of its passengers, crew and operations first.