Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Norwegian suspends flights with Boeing 737 Max jets

Empty ticket counter on Tuesday

STEWART AIRPORT – The Norwegian Air ticket counters at New York Stewart International Airport were empty on Tuesday after the airline cancelled all flights to Europe when it grounded its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets.

The move came after European aviation authorities urged the airline to take that action following the fatal crash of an Ethiopian 737Max jet last weekend.

In addition to the suspended Stewart flights, Norwegian’s service from Providence, Rhode Island and some flights within Europe are also affected, said Norwegian spokesman Anders Lindstrom.

“We are now working on re-allocating our fleet options with other aircraft types to minimize any inconvenience for our passengers,” Lindstrom said.

Affected passengers will be informed via SMS and the airline’s website.

Norwegian has a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, but only used them initially at Stewart while the 737 Max planes were delayed from the manufacturer.

 


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