Thailand aviation regulator suspends Boeing 737 Max 9 flights for a week


BANGKOK – The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said on Wednesday it is suspending the use of the Boeing Co’s 737 Max 9 due to safety concerns.

The regulator said it will temporarily suspend the use of Thai Lion Air’s Boeing 737 Max 9s for seven days, starting on Thursday and will continue to investigate safety measures.

Thai Lion Air’s three Max 9 jets will be affected.

Thailand is the last country in Asia where the jets are registered to issue a suspension, following the fatal crash of a MAX 8 jet in Ethiopia on Sunday.

Thai airlines do not operate MAX 8 jets.

(Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)