South Africa’s Comair pulls the plug on Boeing 737 Max flights

South Africa’s Comair pulls the plug on Boeing 737 Max flights

- South African airline Comair confirmed the removal of Boeing 737 MAX jets from its schedule

- This follows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet

- Comair ordered 8 jets but have only received 1 thus far

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South African airline Comair Ltd confirmed on Monday that all Boeing 737 MAX jets would be removed from its schedule with immediate effect.

This follows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet shortly after take-off.

Comair ordered 8 jets but has only received 1 thus far.

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The airline initially declared its confidence in the aircraft but EWN have reported on the change in stance.

Executive director, Wrenelle Stander, said: “Comair has decided to remove its 737 MAX from its flight schedule, although neither regulatory authorities nor the manufacturer has required it to do so."

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Briefly.co.za understands that Comair received harsh criticism for its initial refusal to remove the aircraft from its schedule.

Airlines in Ethiopia, Indonesia and China have all stopped flying the 737 MAX until further notice.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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