Fiji Airways flight from Australia this morning came in empty.
The FJ 914 flight landed empty from Australia at 11:15am due to the suspension of Boeing 737 Max8 aircrafts by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia.
Australia has announced a temporary ban on flights by Boeing 737 Max aircraft, although none of its airlines currently operate them.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority said that the ban will affect two foreign airlines – SilkAir and Fiji Airways – that use them for flights to Australia.
The authority said Singapore’s SilkAir has already grounded its 737 Max jets and that it is working with regulators there and in Fiji to minimize disruptions.
The airline had hoped to continue flying the jets to Pacific destinations.