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Fiji Airways Boeing MAX flies from Sydney to Fiji without passengers

March 13, 2019 5:05 pm

One of the Fiji Airways Boeing 737 MAX aircraft arrived in the country from Australia today without any passengers.

The airline confirms that the MAX 8 aircraft was already in Sydney and the pilots were the only ones allowed to return to Fiji.

The second MAX 8 aircraft was already grounded at the Nadi International Airport.

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This comes after Fiji Airways recently joined with other global airlines to ground their Boeing 737 following Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.

The Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority have temporarily grounded its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

This has been done in line with the stance taken by aviation regulators in our region, and an increasing number of operators worldwide.

The two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft will be grounded until more information is known about the cause of the

Ethiopian Airlines accident that killed 157 victims onboard.

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