Passengers and those planning to book flights are facing uncertainty after several countries announced they were banning all Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace following the tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the decision to ban the commercial aircraft in the UK is a “precautionary measure” but one which will remain in place until further notice, and that the situation as a whole is being closely monitored.
Any passenger flights scheduled for a Boeing 737 MAX have been stopped from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace and airports.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet are the newest models introduced in 2017 and the group includes the Max 7, 8, 9 and 10.
So which UK flights are affected?
Tui Airways operates the Boeing in question in airports throughout the UK and have now altered or cancelled all flights which flout the CAA’s new instructions. Double check your flight information if you are travelling soon. A statement from Tui reads:
“Any customers due to travel in the coming days will travel as planned but on another aircraft.
“If you have booked a holiday in the next couple of weeks, check with your airline to ensure there have been no changes made to your flight.”