After being grounded for more than two years, the Boeing 737 Max will start operating again in South Korea. According to a Yonhap News Agency report, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport said that Boeing 737 Max will be cleared for passage through the territorial sky, landing and takeoff, from November 22, 2021.
Not just in South Korea but globally, the Boeing 737 Max was banned in 2019 after two of the 737 Max jets crashed, killing hundreds of passengers. After careful monitoring and opinions from aviation and other experts, the South Korean government has concluded that Boeing 737 Max aircraft are safe for passengers to travel on.
Over 179 countries have lifted the flight ban from Boeing 737 Max jets. This also includes India as SpiceJet has resumed using the Boeing 737 Max aircraft for passenger flights. It is also worth noting that Boeing has received a $9 billion dollar order from an upcoming Indian airline, Akasa, for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
In South Korea, Easter Jet, one of the low-cost airlines, only operates the Boeing 737 Max. The aircraft has been under rigorous testing, and a lot of airlines have used it over the period of last few months up to a year and have found no faults. Very soon, a ton of Boeing 737 Max might be in the air like before.