Boeing 737 MAX 8 ban after the Ethiopian Airlines crash
Many carriers and airspaces have grounded their 737 MAX 8 aircraft with immediate effect.
As a result of the tragic Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash on Sunday, March 10, several countries have announced a full restriction of this type of aircraft from entering their airspace. In addition, many airline carriers have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with immediate effect.
How is Kiwi.com going to help me if I’m affected by this?
Our customer support teams are briefed and ready to assist any of our passengers who are affected by this.
We'd also like to assure you that our teams are monitoring the situation closely 24/7. We're in constant touch with the respective airline carriers and airports to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information.
How do I know if my flight will still go ahead?
We advise you to check the status of your flight and the aircraft operated on your route using https://flightaware.com. Just enter your flight number in the search field on the top of the page. You can find your flight number on your e-ticket and in Manage My Booking.
How do I check what type of aircraft I will be flying on?
The aircraft column will tell you what type of plane you'll be flying on.
Below, we've compiled a list of airlines that have currently grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. We’ve also recorded all the countries that have banned this type of aircraft from entering their airspace.
China Airlines, China Eastern, and China Southern
SilkAir, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines, and Thai Lion Air