USA and Canadian carriers wrestled with customer calls and flight cancellations and Southwest Airlines Co and American Airlines Group Inc, the largest US operators of the 737 MAX, said they had started flying empty MAX aircraft to be parked elsewhere during the ban.
A lengthy grounding of Max jets would place a cash burden on carriers, but airlines will likely seek to recover funds from Boeing, according to a report by Macquarie Research.
Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, USA lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to begin analyzing the black boxes from a jet that crashed in Ethiopia.
In a tweet, Kelowna International Airport wrote: "Transport Canada has announced the temporary grounding of the Boeing MAX 737 fleet".
The company added that it's Caribbean Airlines' global aviation consultants, attorneys, and management are closely monitoring the situation and will take all required steps to continue to safeguard the airline, its customers and staff.
We sincerely thank all stakeholders for the continued confidence placed in the National Airline of Trinidad and Tobago.
Earlier this week, the US' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement revealing that the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes shared "some similarities", which "warrant further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents that needs to be better understood and addressed".
"Currently, we are working with our airline partners to store aircraft here at YYC", said Fiest.
CTV Windsor has learned Windsor International Airport is now holding five of the grounded aircraft and could potentially see as many as 10 parked on its property.
Canada and the United States announced on Wednesday they would ground the MAX planes, citing new satellite data and evidence from the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday that killed 157 people.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest carrier, sent the boxes to France because it does not have the equipment to analyse the data.
The move came after a growing number of airlines and countries had already decided not to fly the planes or ban them from their airspace until it was ascertained there are no safety issues.
Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg said he supported the U.S. decision "out of an abundance of caution" but had "full confidence" in the safety of the plane.
The FAA said on Wednesday a software upgrade being worked on following the Lion Air crash would take months to complete.
There is a back and forth regarding investigations to unravel the exact cause of the March 10 Ethiopian Airline crash in the town of Bishoftu in the Oromia region.
In addition to Lion Air's alleged split from Boeing, several other companies are reconsidering their own ties with the American company.
"The fact the system was fighting the pilot was not an unintended effect", because it should counteract a pilot error and correcting this is "challenging".