Southwest Airways extends 737 MAX cancellations by October 1

FILE PHOTO: Numerous grounded Southwest Airways Boeing 737 MAX eight plane are proven parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture

(Reuters) – Southwest Airways Co (LUV.N) has prolonged the cancellation of Boeing’s 737 MAX planes from its flying schedule till Oct. 1, the U.S. airline mentioned on Thursday.

The airline had beforehand deliberate to maintain the jet, grounded in March after a second deadly crash in 5 months, off its flying schedule by Sept. 2.

The extension comes after the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday mentioned it has recognized a brand new potential danger that Boeing Co (BA.N) should tackle on the planes earlier than they will return to service.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Modifying by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

Author: Maxwell C.

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