ADVERTISEMENT

B737 ban: Minister to meet airlines over fare check

B737 ban: Minister to meet airlines over fare check

Published
Hot News
1 min read
Suresh Prabhu. (File Photo: IANS)
Boeing 737-MAX. (File Photo: Boeing)
Boeing 737-MAX. (File Photo: Boeing)
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) With all Boeing 737-800 Max aircraft set to stop operating in Indian airspace from 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Ministry has called a meeting of various airlines to keep a check on fares from spiralling.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) late on Tuesday ordered "grounding the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately" after aviation authorities across the globe, with the notable exception of the US, decided to ground the particular aircraft following Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft of the same model killing all 157 people on board.
"While passenger safety is a zero tolerance issue, efforts are already on to minimise the impact on passenger movement as their convenience is important," Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted on Tuesday.
Sources here said that the Minister has directed officials to prepare a contingency plan to avoid inconvenience to passengers.
--IANS
rv/in/bc

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT