American Airlines Scheduled to Cancel Boeing 737 MAX Flights
With American Airlines focusing their attention on the necessary safety software updates it requires for its 737 MAX planes, the airline has decided to cancel flights heading into June. According to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, this would mean that at least 90 flights would be canceled through June 5. American Airlines has already grounded 737 MAX flights through April
“By proactively canceling these flights, we are able to provide better service to our customers with availability and rebooking options,” an American spokesperson said in a statement.
“American’s reservations team will contact affected customers directly by email or telephone,” the company’s spokesperson continued. “We know these cancellations and changes may affect some of our customers, and we are working to limit the impact to the smallest number of customers.”
The canceling of flights due to the grounded Boing 737 MAX plan started in mid-march following two plane crashes which resulted in deaths. America Airlines is said to be working closely with the FAA, Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board.
In a press release from Boeing, the aircraft manufacture is said to be cutting back on production of its planes, from 53 new planes to just 42. The company has also stated they are improving the planes by providing the safety upgrades needed to lift the worldwide grounding.