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
The Canadian Press