Norwegian to end transatlantic routes from Ireland


Despite Boeing's hopes to return the aircraft to the skies by 2020, the 737 MAX 8 remains grounded across the world until further notice, with Mr Dickson's leadership role at the FAA playing a pivotal role in repairing damaged ties between the planemaker and global aviation authorities.

The only carrier that offered direct flights to Europe from Hamilton will soon discontinue service at John C. Munro airport in the fall.

Following two airplane crashes within months in Indonesia and Ethiopia caused by software problems of the 737 Max 8's emergency system leaving 346 people killed, all aircraft of this type were banned from flying by countries around the world.

Grounded Boeing 737-800 aircrafts of budget carrier "Norwegian" are seen in a file photo at Arlanda Airport of Stockholm. "We acknowledge that the grounding of the 737 MAX Jet had a major impact on this decision and Shannon was, among Irish airports, disproportionately affected, as it wiped 120,000 seats off our summer schedule through the suspension of its nine times weekly services from Shannon to Stewart and Providence", she said.

Profits in other branches of TUI's business were clouded by losses stemming from the Boeing 737 MAX groundings.

The airline said it would refund customers who no longer wished to travel from Ireland to the United States and Canada via other destinations.

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The low-fares airline says having conducted a comprehensive review of its transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America and considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, it has concluded that the routes are no longer commercially viable and will cease on September 15.

Southwest also announced that because it has fewer planes without the Max, it will end service at a major airport in the New York City area, Newark Liberty International.

Boeing faces a new set of troubles as the FAA's newly-appointed administrator said that 737 MAX airplanes would not be allowed to fly unless he was fully sure that they were safe to fly again.

Tourism group TUI (TUIGn.DE) warned on Tuesday that the grounding was a big burden as it reported a 46% decline in underlying quarterly core earnings (EBITA).

Reuters reported that deliveries totalled 258 aircraft in the seven months through July, compared to 417 past year, and trailing far behind the 458 aircraft handed over in the same period by European rival Airbus SE.