Norwegian Air to seek compensation from Boeing for MAX groundings

OSLO, March 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Norwegian Air will seek compensation from aircraft maker Boeing for lost revenue and extra costs stemming from the grounding of its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the Oslo-based carrier said.

“We expect Boeing to take this bill,” Norwegian said in a statement.

The airline has 18 ‘MAX’ passenger jets in its 163-aircraft fleet. European regulators on Tuesday grounded the aircraft following Sunday’s deadly crash of a similar plane in Ethiopia.

Norwegian cancelled at least three dozen departures on Wednesday, its website showed, most of which were due to fly from airports in Oslo, Stockholm and other Nordic cities.

“We are able to accommodate most intra-European passengers by these efforts but are still working on other options for our passengers travelling between Ireland and the U.S.,” Norwegian said. — NNN-AGENCIES