Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are pulling the Boeing 737 Max from their schedules until at least the first week of March.
American had previously said that it planned to reintroduce the Max starting January 16.
Boeing is facing increasing hurdles getting the plane returned to service, putting its goal of having the Max flying by the end of 2019 into doubt.
The plane type has been grounded worldwide since March.
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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines said on Friday that they were extending the cancellation of 737 Max flights until at least the first week of March, 2020, fas Boeing faces increasing hurdles and turmoil as it seeks approval to return the plane to service before the end of this year.
Southwest had previously extended the grounding of its 34 737 Max jets to February 8, the latest of any US airline. It now said that it would cancel 737 Max flights through March 6. The airline cited “continued uncertainty around the timing of Max return to service” and added it is “unable to provide an update on first quarter capacity guidance at this time.”
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