Similar ban announcements have been reported by a string of countries around the world after a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane of the same model crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. This came just five months after the same model plane crashed in Indonesia killing 189 people. Luxembourg's aviation regulator has decided to ban Boeing 737 Max planes from flying over, into or from Luxembourg after two planes of the same model crashed within just six months.
Germany too banned all Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace on Tuesday, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced, following a deadly crash in Ethiopia. Britain, China, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Ireland and Oman are among the countries that have closed their airspace to the planes in response.