Yesterday it seemed to just be the US and Canada against the world, as virtually every other country banned the 737 MAX from their airspace.
Well, Canada has now banned the Boeing 737 MAX from their airspace. Canada’s transport minister had the following to say:
“This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any air operator, both domestic and foreign, of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft from arriving, departing, or overflying Canadian airspace.”
This means that Air Canada and WestJet are being forced to ground their planes — Sunwing already voluntarily did so earlier today.
— Sunwing Vacations (@SunwingVacay) March 13, 2019
Every single major 737 MAX operator is now grounded — either voluntarily or due to decisions by the government — except those in the US.
That means at this point American, Southwest, and United 737 MAX aircraft are the only ones continuing to fly. It’s the US against the world, it seems…
I don’t have a whole lot else to add, other than linking back to my post from yesterday.