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CanadaHere’s how the Boeing 737 MAX 8 ban is impacting Canadian flights

07:00  15 march  2019
07:00  15 march  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Airlines refuse to waive fees on 737 flights

Airlines refuse to waive fees on 737 flights MONTREAL - Flight Centre travel agency says Canadian airlines are not waiving flight-change or cancellation fees for passengers who want to switch to an aircraft other than the Boeing 737 Max 8, the model that crashed during an Ethiopian Airlines flight Sunday. The stance from Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd., which collectively tout 37 Max 8s in their fleets, comes amid a wave of requests from worried travellers so far excluded from goodwill policies. © Provided by thecanadianpress.com A winglet and the vertical stabilizer of the first Boeing 737 MAX airplane to roll off Boeing's assembly line in Renton, Wash., are shown before an employee-only rollout event.

How is the Boeing 737 Max 8 different from other 737 s ? Pilots, flight attendants weigh in on Australia has announced a temporary ban on flights by Boeing 737 Max aircraft, although none of Lion Air, which owns 10 of them, said it will try to minimize the impact of the decision on operations.

Read more live coverage on the crash and its aftermath here . The A and B groups had already boarded Jesse Damiani’ s Southwest Airlines flight , to New Orleans from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, when President Trump announced that Boeing ’ s 737 Max plane was grounded.

Here’s how the Boeing 737 MAX 8 ban is impacting Canadian flights

The grounding of all Canada's Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is continuing to impact travel during the busy March break season.

On Thursday, a day after Canadian officials prohibited the aircraft from flying in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, WestJet said that 11 of its flights were cancelled, affecting about 1,200 travellers.

The airline said in a statement that three-quarters of those passengers are being re-booked on same-day flights, while most of the others will be re-booked on Friday, with only a "handful" flying on Saturday.

WestJet said it will be rebooking passengers until Monday, when it expects to have its scheduled rejigged to accommodate the removal of the MAX 8 aircraft.

Air Canada cancels U.K. flights after 737 ban

Air Canada cancels U.K. flights after 737 ban HALIFAX - At least two Atlantic Canada flights to England aboard Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft were cancelled Tuesday amid the continuing fallout from Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash. 

SilkAir, which operates six Boeing 737 Max aircraft will be affected, as will China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air, CAAS said in its statement. The aviation authority said it was working with Singapore' s Changi Airport Group and the affected airlines to

Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes have been banned from flying over parts of Europe’s airspace following the fatal Here ’ s what Canadians should know. How does this affect Canadian airlines? WestJet told Global News in an email Tuesday that none of its flights are currently affected by the airspace bans .

The airline, which has 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, said 93 per cent of its fleet is unaffected by Canada's move to temporarily ground the aircraft.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Wednesday that the aircraft would be banned from Canadian airspace after new data was uncovered suggesting similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash, in which 157 people died, and the crash of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October.

The following WestJet flights are cancelled Thursday:

Flight 119 Calgary/Vancouver

Flight 120 Vancouver/Calgary

Flight 230 Calgary/Winnipeg

Flight 435 Toronto/Edmonton

Flight 442 Edmonton/Toronto

Flight 546 Edmonton/Toronto

Flight 653 Toronto/Calgary

Flight 664 Calgary/Toronto

Flight 665 Toronto/Calgary

Air Canada cancels flights after U.K. and EU close airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8

Air Canada cancels flights after U.K. and EU close airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 Air Canada has cancelled flights from Halifax, St. John's and Montreal after the U.K. and EU closed its airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8s, the type of plane involved in last weekend’s deadly crash in Ethiopia.

Flights are cancelled, airlines are in a logistics nightmare and passengers are wondering how high airfares may now spike as Boeing announced it would ground its How the grounding of its MAX fleet is a billion problem for Boeing . As flight WN2569 touched down this morning, it marked the start

In total, 13 flights were affected Wednesday at YYC due to the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes – a combination of arrivals and departures WATCH: Following Canada ' s decision to ban all Boeing 737 Max 8 ' s from our airspace, many traveler are wondering how this will impact their spring

Flight 676 Calgary/Toronto

Flight 706 Vancouver/Toronto

Sunwing Airlines, which has four MAX 8 aircraft, said Thursday it won't be cancelling any flights as a result of the ban.

"We are finalizing a revised schedule to accommodate the temporary removal of our MAX aircraft from service and we appreciate the patience of our retail partners and customers while we work to communicate these updates," a spokesperson said in a statement.

Twenty-four of Air Canada's 400 aircraft are grounded as a result of the temporary ban on the Boeing 737 MAX.

A representative for the airline could not specifically say how many of its flights or passengers were impacted on Thursday, but said efforts are underway to minimize the disruption as much as possible.

The airline says it's taking steps such as optimizing the use of the rest of its fleet and accommodating customers on other airlines.

Feds order grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8s

Feds order grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8s OTTAWA - Transport Minister Marc Garneau is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes in Canada over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all on board, including 18 Canadians. In a news conference in Ottawa Wednesday morning, delayed twice by what Garneau said was incoming new information, the minister called the decision to ground the plane a precautionary move that was made after a review of all the available evidence. The "safety notice" means none of the aircraft can fly into, out of, or over Canada, he said: "I will not hesitate to take swift action should we discover any additional safety issues.

The impact of Boeing 737 Max jets being grounded is likely to last a while yet as one airline is telling its pilots it expects the disruption to last into April at least. Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah said the airline is working to "adjust our schedule with larger aircraft or additional flights where possible

Read more live coverage on the crash and its aftermath here . The A and B groups had already boarded Jesse Damiani’ s Southwest Airlines flight , to New Orleans from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, when President Trump announced that Boeing ’ s 737 Max plane was grounded.

"From YYC [Calgary] for instance, our flights to Cancun and Palm Springs have been rescheduled with a larger aircraft, and we have been able to add some flights operated by [Air Canada] Jazz between Calgary and Vancouver," a spokesperson said in a statement. "Our other flights, we are working very hard to accommodate customers."

Air Canada said its 737 MAX flights carry between 9,000 and 12,000 passengers a day, so customers can expect delays in re-booking and reaching customer service.

The company has set up a dedicated information line (1-833-354-5963) for passengers scheduled to fly on a 737 MAX within 72 hours. Aeroplan members can call 1-844-459-7860.

The airline said its Halifax-London and St. John's-London routes are cancelled, but customers are being rerouted through Montreal and Toronto.

--With files from Rahul Kalvapalle

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