Norwegian announced today that it has suspended flights of its Boeing 737 Max 8s until further notice. The airline remains in conversation with Boeing and various aviation authorities and will follow their instructions and recommendations.
Norwegian has more than 110 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its fleet, which are not affected by this temporary suspension.
Tomas Hesthammer, Norwegian’s acting chief operating officer said: “In response to the temporary suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX operations by multiple aviation authorities we have taken the decision to not operate flights using this aircraft type, until advised otherwise by the relevant aviation authorities.”
Norwegian has 18 Boeing 737 Max 8 in its fleet today but has a total of order of 110 for the type.