On Thursday, the 16th of January 2020, the Dallas, Texas-based world’s largest budget airliner, Southwest Airlines Co. had issued a statement saying that the US-based airliner that serves 101 destinations across the globe would extend its flight cancellations of Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 MAX until June 6th, addressing to Boeing Co.’s recommendation to go through a pilot simulator training before resumptions of flights alongside the Chicago, Illinois-based world’s largest low-cost aircraft carrier manufacturer’s newly appointed Chief Executive, John Calhoun latest remark that there had not been any exact timeframe on when Boeing Co.’s best-selling 737 MAX could be able to back in to the commercial services.
On top of that, latest decision of the Southwest Airlines to extend flight cancellations of 737 MAX until June 6th came against the backdrop of an identical decision from American Airlines a day earlier which had decided to suspend all Boeing Co.
737 MAX flights until June 3rd. Aside from that, in its Thursday’s (January 16th) statement, the Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines, the largest operator of 737 MAX across the globe, had also added that, the low-cost airliner had been cancelling more than 4,000 daily flights at this standpoint, 10 per cent higher than those of December, due to a mass grounding of 737 MAX jets of its fleet. Southwest Airlines, the Dallas-based budget airliner, has 34 737 MAX jets at its fleet.