Cayman Airways (KX, Grand Cayman Island) is considering "all options" regarding the future of its B737-8s, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said amid concerns from the MPs.

As reported by the Cayman Compass, Kirkconnell said that it would be premature to discuss the future of the type right now.

Cayman Airways took delivery of two B737 MAX 8s prior to the type's grounding in early March 2019. The second unit, VP-CIX (msn 63561) was delivered on March 7 and did not operate a single revenue flight. The airline is due to take the third MAX 8 in September 2019 and the fourth in September 2020. All four units are dry-leased from Air Lease Corporation.

The carrier is currently operating routes previously served by the MAX 8 with its own B737-300s. Select flights from Grand Cayman Island to Denver Int'l are operated with B767-300(ER)s wet-leased from Eastern Airlines. Kirkconnell underlined that the carrier was intent on operating all scheduled flights despite the grounding.

The discussion in the Legislative Assembly took place amid questions from the opposition deputies whether the carrier plans to return the aircraft to service once the grounding is over given the loss of public confidence.