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