Norwegian Air to seek compensation from Boeing for MAX groundings


Norwegian Air to seek compensation from Boeing for MAX groundings
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York, U.S., March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

In Summary

  • “We expect Boeing to take this bill,” Norwegian said.
  • The airline has 18 ‘MAX’ passenger jets in its 163-aircraft fleet. European regulators on Tuesday grounded the aircraft following Sunday’s deadly crash of a similar plane in Ethiopia.

Norwegian Air will seek compensation from aircraft maker Boeing for lost revenue and extra costs stemming from the grounding of its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the Oslo-based carrier said in a statement to Reuters on Wednesday.

“We expect Boeing to take this bill,” Norwegian said.

The airline has 18 ‘MAX’ passenger jets in its 163-aircraft fleet. European regulators on Tuesday grounded the aircraft following Sunday’s deadly crash of a similar plane in Ethiopia.

Norwegian canceled at least three dozen departures on Wednesday, its website showed, most of which were due to fly from airports in Oslo, Stockholm and other Nordic cities.

The company said it aimed to minimize the impact on passengers by booking them on to other flights and utilizing other types of planes from its fleet to help fill the gaps.

“We are able to accommodate most intra-European passengers by these efforts but are still working on other options for our passengers traveling between Ireland and the U.S.,” Norwegian said.

 

 

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