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Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash : Silk Air flights to Hyderabad, Bengaluru not affected

Ashwini Phadnis New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2019 Published on March 12, 2019

Silk Air operates six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Representative image   -  The Hindu

It operates six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

SilkAir scheduled flights to Hyderabad and Bengaluru will not be affected despite Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore temporarily suspending operations of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Singapore.

This comes after of two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months.

An airline spokesperson told The Hindu BusinessLine that the airline will change the variety of aircraft used to operate flights from Singapore to both Hyderabad and Bengaluru. SilkAir operates six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

In a statement, SpiceJet said that the Boeing 737 MAX is a highly sophisticated aircraft and has flown hundreds of thousands of hours globally and some of the world’s largest airlines are flying this aircraft.

“We are actively engaged with both Boeing and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and will continue to put safety first, as always. We have already implemented all additional precautionary measures as directed by the DGCA yesterday (Monday),” the company added.

Published on March 12, 2019
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