Air Canada cancels Halifax, Newfoundland flights to U.K. after 737 ban
At least two Atlantic Canada flights to England aboard Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft were cancelled Tuesday amid the continuing fallout from Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash.
Air Canada cancelled London-bound flights from Halifax and St. John's after the United Kingdom banned all Boeing Max 8 jets in its airspace.
Sunday's disaster was the second crash involving the jet in less than five months.
Air Canada said Tuesday it was working to rebook passengers through its Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto hubs.
At Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, passengers arriving on an Air Canada flight from London, which took off before the British ban, gave mixed reactions about being on the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
Angela Taylor, whose daughter was flying for the first time alone on the plane Tuesday, said she felt the Max 8 aircrafts should be grounded in Canada.