Southwest & Americans extends 737 Max grounding until early March


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Southwest & Americans extends 737 Max grounding until early March

On Friday, the 8th of November 2019, two of the major US airlines, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Inc. had announced in separate statements that they would be extending flight cancellation of Boeing Co.’s Max 737 up to early March, nearly one-year after the March 10th crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ Max 737 over an autopilot software glitch which in effect had prompted an havoc-scale investigation on Boeing Co.’s best-selling Max 737 and resulted in a mass grounding of it across the world.

In point of fact, latest announcement from two of the United States’ largest aircraft operators came forth over the heels of a havoc-scale disruption in their growth plans, as the American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, together were forced to cancel over 300 flights a day following a mass grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max aircrafts.

Aside from that, the Southwest and American, had also been taking heavy hits in to their profits as they had to grapple with a growing number of passengers during holiday seasons with slimmer fleets. Besides, earlier this year, the Southwest Airlines, which had been banking its entire growth on Boeing’s new single-aisle aircrafts, had suspended all of its 737 Max flights until February 8th, while in its Friday’s (November 8th) announcement, the leading US airliner added that it was expecting a return of Max 737 back into its commercial services on March 6th.