Busan to Singapore Flights Face New Challenges After Boeing 737 Max Grounded

Flights of the Busan-Singapore route that were scheduled to start in May are now facing challenges due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes over safety concerns.

Since last December, Korean low-cost carrier Eastar Jet has operated two of the 737 Max planes for routes to Singapore, Japan, and Thailand.

However, concerns grew over the safety of the 737 Max planes, following two crashes of the same model in less than five months.

Eventually, both South Korea and Singapore grounded the aircraft.

Singapore’s SilkAir, which had also planned to start operating flights to and from Busan starting in May with the Boeing 737 Max, said it will have to postpone its services as it cannot find an alternative aircraft to operate.

Eastar Jet which had been set to start the same route in June is also looking for alternatives to the 737 Max planes.

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