American Airlines Extending Boeing 737 Max Flight Cancellations

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircrafts, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. Southwest Airlines is also continuing to make cancellations.

Fort Worth-based American has 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet, and said Sunday that it will be canceling about 90 flights a day. Not every flight that was previously scheduled to be on a Max aircraft will be canceled, and some flights scheduled to fly on other aircraft types may ultimately be canceled. The airline said it will contact affected fliers directly. When the plane was initially grounded , American said it operates 85 flights per day on the MAX 8, out of 6,700 departures.

Dallas-based Southwest, which has 34 Max aircraft, is making cancellations five…

Original published: 2019-03-25 08:30:53 Read the full Dallas News here

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