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12.03.2019

More Flight Disruptions Expected Following Grounding of Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

Update 13.03.2019: The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft type is also currently grounded in Canada and the USA.

It is being reported that more countries and airlines have temporarily suspended operations of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft, pending investigations into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight on Sunday, 10 March. Fight disruptions are expected as a result of the aircraft being grounded.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has grounded the aircraft in several countries indefinitely, including the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. The decision followed earlier announcements by aviation regulators in China, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia, as well as carriers in Africa and South America to ground the planes.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States deems the Boeing 737 Max aircraft still airworthy and is continuing to assess and oversee the safety performance of U.S. commercial aircraft. Canada is also permitting the use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

Advice for Travelers and Travel Arrangers

Changes to flight schedules and gate changes can be monitored on the myCWT app. If travelers and travel arrangers want to see which type of aircraft they will be traveling on, they can contact the airline. However, travelers should know it’s always a possibility that an airline can make a last-minute change of one aircraft for another.

If changes need to be made to their travel itinerary, they will need to contact the CWT Service Desk.