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QuickFacts: Boeing 737 Max 8 ban in Canada

FILE- In this March 11, 2019, file photo a worker stands near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. Boeing soared early in 2019 and lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average with it. Now concerns about the safety of the newest version of its flagship airplane have halted the momentum. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:36 PM

MONTREAL - Facts and figures about the Boeing 737 Max 8 ban and how it affects Canadian passengers and airlines.

- Passengers affected daily: About 12,000 (between 9,000 and 12,000 Air Canada passengers, and 1,400 WestJet passengers)

- Number of Max 8s operated by Air Canada: 24 - Number of Max 8s operated by WestJet: 13 - Number of Max 8s operated by Sunwing Airlines: 4

- WestJet cancelled 11 flights on Thursday, affecting 1,400 passengers, three-quarters of whom were rebooked on flights that day, with the remainder departing Friday or Saturday.

- Air Canada and WestJet sun destinations serviced by Max: Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, California

- Potential cost of Max 8 ban for Air Canada and WestJet: At least $100 million in the first 10 days, according to Marvin Ryder, an assistant professor of marketing at McMaster University

- More than 40 countries have grounded or banned the Max 8 from their airspace

- Max 8s grounded around the world: More than 375

- The bans stem from safety concerns over possible parallels between the Ethiopian Airlines disaster on Sunday that killed all 157 passengers and a deadly incident from Oct. 29 that saw the same type of aircraft plunge into the Java Sea, killing 189.

- Air Canada customer service line dedicated to Max 8 passengers flying in next 72 hours: 1-833-354-5963

- WestJet customer service line: 1-888-937-8538

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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