The international tourism group has decided to ground its 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8s after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft of the same type this Sunday near Addis Ababa, which occurred barely five months after a similar accident with a Lion Air 737 MAX in Indonesia. The Group has taken that decision to allow for more time to discuss the matter with the respective authorities and with Boeing.
“We will inform the passengers concerned to offer alternatives to their trip,” says the group on its Twitter account.
Initially, TUI had decided to follow the instructions of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK which ordered all UK carriers to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet.
TUI fly Belgium follows the precautionary path chosen by many airlines around the world and grounds its four aircraft of that type.