Sunwing Airlines, a Canadian low-cost airline from Sunwing Vacations, has decided to temporarily suspend the operations of their four Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. “For evolving commercial reasons unrelated to safety – including airspace restrictions being imposed by some of our partner destinations – we have decided to take the measure“, the airline wrote in a statement. It’s the first airline in the U.S. or Canada to suspend operations of the aircraft type.
“The FAA has issued a statement of continued air-whortiness of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and we have confidence in the investigative process as well as the handling of this matter by Transport Canada and the other Canadian operators of the MAX 8,” the airline continued.
Sunwing Airlines is revising its flight schedule to accommodate the temporary removal of their MAX aircraft from service, the airline is assured that the impact to passengers is reduced to the bare minimum. Four Boeing 737 MAX 8 is 10% of Sunwing Airlines’ fleet.
— Sunwing Vacations (@SunwingVacay) March 13, 2019