Flydubai grounds Boeing 737 Max fleet

The airline will contact the passengers directly in case of flight cancellations.

  
Flydubai Aircraft on the ground surrounded by ground equipment and staff.

Flydubai Aircraft on the ground surrounded by ground equipment and staff.

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Following the directive issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) flydubai's fleet of 11 Boeing 737 Max 8 and 2 Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft have been grounded.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority issued a safety decision banning the operation of all Boeing 737 Max models in the UAE airspace with effect from March 13, 2019, 00:01 UTC Time until further notice.

Flydubai is adjusting its schedule to minimise disruption to passengers and will operate flights with its fleet of Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircrafts.

A flydubai spokesperson also said that the airline will contact the passengers directly in case of flight cancellations.

(With inputs from Wam)

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