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22:01  14 march  2019
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Boeing 737 Max 8 facing scrutiny after deadly crash. Before President Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that the planes were being grounded U.S., Canada join list banning Boeing 737 Max jets. Citing worried customers amid safety concerns, more than a dozen nations so far have halted flying

QuickFacts: Boeing 737 Max 8 ban in Canada © Provided by An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is shown next to a gate at Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Facts and figures about the Boeing 737 Max 8 ban and how it affects Canadian passengers and airlines.

- Passengers affected daily: About 12,000 (between 9,000 and 12,000 Air Canada passengers, and 1,400 WestJet passengers)

- Number of Max 8s operated by Air Canada: 24- Number of Max 8s operated by WestJet: 13- Number of Max 8s operated by Sunwing Airlines: 4

- WestJet cancelled 11 flights on Thursday, affecting 1,400 passengers, three-quarters of whom were rebooked on flights that day, with the remainder departing Friday or Saturday.

Airlines try to reassure flyers after crash

Airlines try to reassure flyers after crash MONTREAL - Canada's two largest airlines say they are confident in the safety of the Boeing 737 aircraft after a fatal crash on Sunday involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight. The accident, which killed all 157 aboard the Boeing 737 Max 8, raised concerns over parallels to the crash of a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea last October, killing 189 people. Air Canada says in an email its 24 Max 8 aircraft have performed "excellently" and met safety and reliability standards. In response to concerns raised by social media users, WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Canada has issued a safety notice restricting domestic and foreign commercial Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace, following two deadly crashes involving the aircraft in the last five months. After previously refusing to ground the planes, Canada ’s transport minister Marc Garneau reversed course

Who is grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 s? The entire European Union – 28 countries – has banned the 737 MAX aircraft from their airspace on Tuesday, when the Canada 's air carrier WestJet decided not to suspend using the 13 MAX 8 s it has in its fleet. "We are monitoring the situation closely and will not

- Air Canada and WestJet sun destinations serviced by Max: Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, California

- Potential cost of Max 8 ban for Air Canada and WestJet: At least $100 million in the first 10 days, according to Marvin Ryder, an assistant professor of marketing at McMaster University

- More than 40 countries have grounded or banned the Max 8 from their airspace

- Max 8s grounded around the world: More than 375

- The bans stem from safety concerns over possible parallels between the Ethiopian Airlines disaster on Sunday that killed all 157 passengers and a deadly incident from Oct. 29 that saw the same type of aircraft plunge into the Java Sea, killing 189.

- Air Canada customer service line dedicated to Max 8 passengers flying in next 72 hours: 1-833-354-5963

- WestJet customer service line: 1-888-937-8538

WestJet has no plans to cancel Max 8 order.
TORONTO - WestJet Airlines plans to stick with deliveries of Boeing 737 Max aircraft once regulators approve the plane for re-entry into service. The Calgary-based airline says it won't follow the lead of Indonesia's flag carrier, which cancelled its multibillion-dollar order for 49 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two deadly crashes in the past six months. WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13, but Boeing has suspended all future deliveries. Spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says the 37 remaining deliveries in its order won't take place until the grounding is lifted and it thoroughly evaluates any upgrades.

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