Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport not impacted by Trump grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport not impacted by Trump grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets

March 13th, 2019 by Mike Pare in Breaking News

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport isn't expected to be affected by President Donald Trump's order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max jets after a second crash within about five months.

None of the airport's air carriers use 737s to service Chattanooga Airport, said Lovell Field spokesman Albert Waterhouse.

"Regarding questions about delays or interruptions due the president's orders, please contact the individual air carriers for that information," he said.

Trump said he came to the decision after speaking with Boeing's CEO, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Daniel Elwell.

The U.S. and Canada today joined other nations that included China, Britain, France and Germany to make the decision after an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed 157 people