NEW DELHI: In a big blow to the world’s biggest planemaker, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a plan to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. “We’re going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition regarding all flights of the 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9,” Trump told reporters the White House on Wednesday.
In India, air fares started surging on Wednesday, a day after DGCA asked domestic carriers to ground all Boeing Max aircraft. The regulator said it would monitor prices on a daily basis.
Fares shot up on Wednesday with Delhi-Mumbai one-way ticket quoting Rs 18,285 as starting price. Other metro routes such as Delhi-Bengaluru, Delhi-Chennai and Delhi- Kolkata were also highly expensive.