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An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 arriving through Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport can be seen taxiing to its gate at the Miami International Airport on March 12, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
American Airlines will extend flight cancellations through June 5, more than a month longer than previously announced, as Boeing 737 Max planes remain grounded.
American previously announced which could cancel approximately 0 flights a day through April 24. The extension can be sure to cause headaches for travelers, as well as also hints at the industry disruption caused by a global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
Boeing can be working to fix software shortcomings on the planes after two fatal crashes as well as also an international probe. which announced Friday which plans to cut production of the 737 Max beginning in Mid-April.
American flies 24 of the 737 Max planes as well as also said which can be awaiting information through U.S. regulatory bodies. Customers affected by the cancellations will be contacted by American representatives with available re-bookings.
“We know these cancellations as well as also alterations may affect some of our customers, as well as also we are working to limit the impact to the smallest number of customers,” the company said in a statement to CNBC.
Here’s the airline’s full statement:
American continues to await information through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), additional regulatory authorities as well as also Boeing which could permit the 24 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in our fleet to resume flying.
In an effort to provide more certainty as well as also avoid last minute flight disruptions, American has extended cancellations through June 5. which will result within the cancellation of approximately 0 flights each day based on our current schedule. By proactively canceling these flights, we are able to provide better service to our customers with availability as well as also rebooking options.
American’s Reservations team will contact affected customers directly by email or telephone. We know these cancellations as well as also alterations may affect some of our customers, as well as also we are working to limit the impact to the smallest number of customers.