Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

By Paul Riegler on 22 January 2020
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The two Canadian airlines that have had to ground their Boeing 737 Max aircraft – Air Canada and WestJet – said they had delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft June 2020, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the 11-month mark.

Air Canada said Wednesday it would begin 737 Max flights on June 30, while WestJet said it would extend the cancellation of 737 Max flights to June 24.

The news comes shortly after Boeing announced it did not anticipate the “ungrounding” of the Max until mid-2020.

Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.

Air Canada and Southwest have each cancelled thousands of flights – many during the busy and profitable summer travel season – since the grounding went into effect.  Across the border, the situation is impacting American, Southwest, and United airlines.

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