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Kelowna flights impacted by grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

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WATCH: Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Wednesday morning that Canada will move forward with grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights. Jamie Mauracher has the latest – Mar 13, 2019

Several flights at Kelowna International Airport have been either delayed or cancelled as of Wednesday because of a national decision to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 planes.

Earlier in the day, Transport Canada announced that it was banning Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft, calling the move a “safety notice.”

WATCH BELOW: Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding affect on Kelowna International Airport

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding affect on Kelowna airport – Mar 13, 2019

 

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The arrivals schedule at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019.
The arrivals schedule at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019. YLW
The departures schedule at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019.
The departures schedule at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019. YLW

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Wednesday’s decision was made following a review of evidence about the aircraft. On Sunday, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, including 18 Canadians.

Conditions at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning.
Conditions at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning. Nav Canada

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In a tweet, Kelowna International Airport wrote: “Transport Canada has announced the temporary grounding of the Boeing MAX 737 fleet. We are working closely with our airline partners to determine the impacts at YLW.

“Passengers are advised to check their flight status with their airline as flight schedules may change.”

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