CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – President Trump this afternoon ordered the immediate grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 & 9 jets.
After facing mounting pressure from overseas after two recent crashes of the planes, Boeing finally relented on Wednesday, saying they will ground its entire fleet.
None of the grounded jets currently fly in Chattanooga, but they could cause you flight disruptions further down the line.
A spokesperson for Chattanooga’s Metropolitan Airport released this statement:
“Currently none of our air carriers use 737s to service Chattanooga. Regarding questions about delays or interruptions due the President’s orders, please contact the individual air carriers for that information.”
The airlines most affected by the grounding are United, American and Southwest.
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