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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes Following Departure from Addis Ababa

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed after departing from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Flight ET302 to Nairobi, Kenya, had 149 passengers and eight crew representing 33 different nationalities onboard. Ethiopian Airlines confirmed online that the aircraft registration was ET-AVJ, a four-month-old aircraft, which was delivered in November of last year. The aircraft departed Bole International Airport at 8:38 a.m. and contact was lost at approximately 8:44 a.m. local time, according to the airline. The crash site is around…

Fiji Airways Receives First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Fiji Airways on Friday became the first airline in the South Pacific islands to take delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, receiving its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at a handover ceremony at Boeing’s Everett facility in Washington. The airline plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes…

Singapore Airlines to Transfer Several SilkAir Routes to Low-Cost Carrier…

Singapore Airlines announced Thursday that its budget arm, Scoot, will take over several SilkAir routes ahead of SilkAir’s planned merger with mainline Singapore Airlines. Scoot will also be expanding its fleet with this merger, taking over 14 of SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800s. The Singaporean flag carrier has been undertaking a three-year…

Air Canada to Operate 737 MAX Between Montreal and Bordeaux,…

Air Canada announced the introduction of new seasonal service to Bordeaux, France, the world’s wine capital, from their hub in Montreal Friday. The service commences on June 15, 2019, and will operate four days a week until Sept. 15, 2019. The flights to and from Bordeaux will also be timed…

Air Canada Gears Up for Summer Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Since Air Canada received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, it has been using them on popular routes across Canada and the U.S. such as Montreal to Vancouver, Toronto to Calgary, and Toronto to Los Angeles, as well as on two lesser-known transatlantic routes, St. John’s to London…

Aerolineas Argentinas Prepares to Introduce the 737 MAX 8 and…

Aerolíneas Argentinas is set to receive its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 by the end of November, making Argentina’s flag carrier the first operator of the type in Latin America. The addition will directly impact its long-haul fleet, partially relieving the aging A340-300 from active duty. Following a renegotiation of…