Singapore’s Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the Boeing 737 Max fleet of aircraft from flying in and out of the country temporarily.
The decision came in after an Ethiopian Airline Boeing Max 8 crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people on board.
It was the second fatal accident involving that model of aircraft in less than five months.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is the world’s sixth busiest and a major hub connecting Asia to Europe and the US.
Several airlines and regulators around the world have already grounded the Max 8 model following the recent crash.
Singapore is believed to be the first country to ban all variants of the Max fleet of aircraft,in the world,and the suspension went is effective from 14:00 local time (06:00 GMT).
Singapore’s aviation authority said the affected airlines include SilkAir, which operates six Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, as well as China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air.