American Airlines extends ban on Boeing 737 Max flights till September

June 9, 2019
| Report Focus News

American Airlines Group Inc said Sunday it is extending cancellations of about 115 daily flights into September due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.

The planes were previously banned from serving passengers through mid-August.

The airline “remains confident” that the jets will be cleared for flight once Boeing rolls out software updates and “new training elements” for the pilots and crew, which are currently in development.

Boeing’s hot-selling 737 Max’s were grounded worldwide after two of the packed planes of the series crashed in similar fashion in Indonesia and Ethiopia, killing everyone on board.