Air Canada Sets Date to Restart Boeing 737 Max Flights

By Kurt Stolz on 18 January 2021
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Air Canada, which recently announced an additional 25% capacity cutback for January, will return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the skies starting February 1.

The move will make the Canadian carrier the third North American airline to do so.  American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, restarted its 737 Max flights at the end of December, while WestJet has announced January 21 restart date.

The airline’s vice president of flight operations voice confidence in the aircraft, which was grounded by regulators two years ago in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March 2019 and the 2018 Lion Air crash.

“We are very confident the nearly two-year regulatory process undertaken by Transport Canada and other regulators worldwide ensures the utmost safety of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet from nose to tail, and from wing to wing,” said Captain Murray Strom

United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will be the next two U.S. carriers to return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the skies, on February 11 and March 1 respectively.

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