The Indonesia’s airlines Garuda Indonesia is seeking to scrap its multi-billion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes.
The “abrupt” move is thought to be the first formal cancellation of an order for the aircraft.
A Garuda spokesperson said passengers had “lost trust” in the plane.
As of now, investigators are still working to establish the cause of a recent crash involving a 737 Max 8, which killed 157 people.
It was the second fatal disaster involving the jet in five months.
It can be recalled that a Lion Air flight crashed in October, killing 189 people.
“We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be cancelled,” Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan told AFP.
“The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence” in the plane he said, adding that the airline was awaiting a response from Boeing.
The airlines had already received one of the 737 Max 8 planes, AFP reported, part of a 50-plane order worth $4.9bn (£3.7bn) at list prices when it was announced in 2014.