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Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

Photo (AP) A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. Here is a list of airlines and countries

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10M-plus passengers flew Turkish Airlines in Jan-Feb

Turkey’s national flag carrier served 10.85 million passengers in first two months of 2019, the company announced Monday. In the two-month period, the total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines rose 0.4 percent year-on-year. “The number of passengers carried on domestic lines decreased 4.2 percent and the number on international lines increased 4.5 percent,”

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Ethiopia mourns crash victims as investigators seek answers

Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as “an extra safety precaution” following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed, a spokesman said Monday, as Ethiopia marked a day of mourning and the search for remains began for a second day. Although it wasn’t

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Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

Photo (AP) Sunday’s devastating plane crash in Ethiopia could renew safety questions about the newest version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner. The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from the capital of Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was new. The weather was clear.

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crash What we know about the 157 total victims

Photo (AP) Ethiopian Airlines says there are no survivors after a Boeing 737 crashed near Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Sunday morning. The airline believes there were 149 passengers and eight crew members on board the flight. The victims are of 35 different nationalities, an airline spokeswoman says, including: 32 Kenya. 18 Canada. 9 Ethiopia.

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Prime Minister says Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes on way to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that was Nairobi-bound crashed on Sunday, six minutes after take off. The Boeing 737 passenger jet is said to have had 149 passengers with eight crew on board. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has sent his condolences to the families. On his Twitter page, he said, “The Office of the PM,

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Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Services to Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Langkawi, Davao, Izmir and Mogadishu

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced seven upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global network, at the ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show. At a press conference attended by nearly 200 members of the media, Mr. Al Baker revealed an array of forthcoming global destinations the

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Closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia

Photo (AP) A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan snarled air traffic Thursday, especially between Asia and Europe, though some airlines adjusted by rerouting their flights. In Bangkok, an important and busy hub for transcontinental flights, thousands of travelers were stranded. Bangkok Airport officials said over 4,000 travelers were affected. Those needing help were

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Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

Photo (AP) European plane manufacturer Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said in a statement that

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Kenya Airways launches flights to Rome, Geneva

Kenya Airways will launch new routes to Rome and Geneva starting June this year as the airline seeks to expand its base and cash in more revenue in the wake of heightened competition from other players. The national carrier is targeting travelers visiting these European countries for both leisure and business trips. The airline will

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