Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Air Italy grounds its 737 Max 8s

Air Italy has joined the list of airlines that have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.  The airline confirmed it was compiling with the latest ban to befall the twin jet from the European authorities.  The airline said "The safety and security of our passengers and crew is always our first and key priority. With regard to the B737 Max 8, all three of our Max 8 aircraft are being grounded in compliance with the directive issued by Enac this evening."

Air Italy also advised that it would 'continue to be in constant dialogue with the authorities and Boeing with regard to our B737 Max 8 aircraft and will follow all directives to continue to ensure the maximum level of safety and security for our passengers and crew'.

In other news from the airline, it confirmed today that it has decided to officially present the acceptance of public service obligations to fly on the two routes from Olbia (Olbia-Rome FCO and Olbia-Milan LIN ) without financial compensation. The airline had been in talks with many agencies and organisations regarding financial support for the operations, however, none has been forthcoming forcing the airline to  fly the routes with no aid in the aim of supporting its staff, protecting our investment and guaranteeing a lasting future for our business.