Malaysia bans all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights into and out of country


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has suspended any Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flying to or from Malaysia and transiting in Malaysia until further notice.

CAAM CEO Ahmad Nizar Zolkafar said this was in the light of two fatal aircraft accidents involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in less than five months.

"For Malaysia, we clarify that none of the Malaysian carriers operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

"The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia with immediate effect is suspending the operations of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flying to or from Malaysia and transiting in Malaysia until further notice," he said in a statement on Tuesday (March 12).