Japan – No Japanese airlines currently fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, which is under intense scrutiny following two crashes in recent months.
Four foreign airline companies that use the aircraft have since suspended operating them on all flights to and from Japan.
A 737 Max 8 used by Ethiopian Airlines crashed soon after take-off on March 10 from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers and crew.
According to officials of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the four airlines are Xiamen Airlines and Shandong Airlines of China; SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines; and the South Korean low-cost carrier Eastar Jet.
Ministry officials said the airlines were likely using substitute aircraft, as there were no reports of canceled flights. However, it remains to be seen how long the companies can continue with all flights if some planes are unavailable.
Source and full English article: The Asahi Shimbun
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