U.K. ban on Max 8 jets cancels Air Canada flights to London from Halifax, St. John's

Air Canada has cancelled its flights from Halifax to London and St. John's to London today and tomorrow after the United Kingdom banned all Boeing Max 8 jets in its airspace.

That's the jet Air Canada was using for the flights and it says it's working to rebook passengers through its Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto hubs.

Regulators in Britain have temporarily banned the Max 8 from operating in its airspace following the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday -- the second crash involving that type of jet in less than five months.

Several other countries have taken the same step including France, Germany and Australia -- but Transport Minister Marc Garneau insists such a ban in Canada is premature until investigators have more information on the cause of Sunday's crash.