Regulator says no Boeing 737 MAX planes in HK

Local | 12 Mar 2019 7:15 pm

There are no Boeing B737 aircraft, including the 737 MAX, registered in Hong Kong, the aviation regulator said today.

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday, killing 157 people, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189.

The Civil Aviation Department said SpiceJet of India and Globus Airlines of Russia may currently use Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to to fly to and from Hong Kong International Airport and it is contacting the airlines to better understand their aircraft assignments.

It added that Garuda Indonesia of Indonesia and MIAT Mongolian Airlines of Mongolia have used the planes for flights but their civil aviation authorities have suspended the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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