Singapore regular has temporarily suspended all variants of Boeing 737 MAX flights into and out of Singapore from 14:00 local time on 12 March, 2019.
CAA of Singapore is the first to impose a blanket ban on all variants of MAX aircraft entering and leaving the country.
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines has suspended all six Max 8s in its fleet. Other airlines that operate planes from Changi Airport also affected by the decision. The China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air are the affected foreign airlines.
“The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is temporarily suspending operation of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Singapore in light of two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months. The suspension will take effect from 1400hrs, 12 March 2019.” CAA said in a press release