AIRLINE Norwegian has been asked to clarify what measures are being taken to help passengers booked on flights which had planned to use the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max 8.
US Flights from Cork Airport are among those affected and
Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says she has written to the CEO of Norwegian Bjorn Kros to seek clarity.
MEP Clune said: 'Norwegian has decided to ground its 18 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft until further notice. I believe the measures that have been taken are necessary to ensure the safety of passengers, which I very much welcome,’ she said. ‘I welcome this decision to put passenger safety first and strongly believe that it is in the best interests of passengers until we know more about the tragic ET302 accident.'
She said the grounding, however, was now affecting passengers travelling on transatlantic flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports.
‘I am asking Norwegian to clarify what measures have been taken to re-route or refund affected passengers thus far. Also what certainty can be provided for passengers who are set to fly these routes with Norwegian from the mentioned airports in the coming weeks and months? I think that this is really important to avoid further inconvenience to passengers.’