Fly Jamaica is gearing up to expand its reach and improve its service as the summer peak season approaches.
According to Aviation News, Aircraft remarketing specialist Cabot Aviation has arranged the acquisition of a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for Guyana’s Wings Aviation, the Lessor to Fly Jamaica Airways. The aircraft, msn 24876, was acquired from a major leasing company.
“We first worked with Wings Aviation Inc. in 2011 when they bought a B757-200ER from another Cabot client. That sale forged a good relationship leading to the purchase of this B767-300ER which will also be leased to Fly Jamaica Airways. The transaction went very smoothly and quickly due to the excellent teamwork between Wings Aviation, the seller’s aircraft remarketing group, and Cabot Aviation,” says Charley Cleaver, senior vice president, Cabot Aviation in the Aviation News story.
Fly Jamaica Airways, a Jamaican flag carrier, operates scheduled and charter services between Georgetown, Guyana, Kingston, Jamaica, New York, USA and Toronto, Canada. The B767-300ER will enable the airline to expand its international network.
The airline intends to increase the frequency of its flights between, Jamaica, Guyana and the U.S and Canada and is also looking at the possibility of operating a service to Brazil during the FIFA World Cup.
Fly Jamaica currently operates a 757 aircraft.
The new aircraft that has been acquired will accommodate more passengers and reduce flying times for some destinations.
The Boeing 767 is a mid- to large-size, long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It was the manufacturer’s first wide-body twinjet and its first airliner with a two-crew glass cockpit. The aircraft has two turbofanengines, a conventional tail, and, for reduced aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design. Designed as a smaller wide-body airliner than earlier aircraft such as the 747