After two Boeing 737 Max airplanes tragically crashed in short succession, many countries have closed their airspace for the model. President Trump announced a ban for the airplane on Wednesday. Shortly after, Boeing said it was grounding its entire global fleet.
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most heavily affected by the groundings. U.S. company Southwest Airlines had most 737 Max planes in operations, followed by American Airlines. Southwest is also the airline that had most pending orders for the model. Indonesian airline Lion Air, which was the company operating the first of the two crashed airplanes, had also ordered a substantial number of planes.
China was one of the first countries in the world to prohibit the airplane from taking off after the second incident involving the model in Ethiopia. Airlines China Southern, China Eastern and Air China also had several jets in operation each.