American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations through June 5

An American Airlines Boeing 737 taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on March 11, 2019. The airline said it would extend cancellations of 90 flights a day following the grounding of 737 Max aircraft.
An American Airlines Boeing 737 taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on March 11, 2019. The airline said it would extend cancellations of 90 flights a day following the grounding of 737 Max aircraft.PHOTO: AFP

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (REUTERS) - American Airlines said on Sunday (April 7) it will extend cancellations of 90 flights a day through June 5 because of the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft following two deadly crashes in five months.

The extended cancellation by the largest US airline is the latest sign that the airplane is not expected to return to service anytime soon.

American Airlines said on March 24 it had cancelled 90 flights a day through April 24.

On Friday, Boeing said it plans to cut its monthly 737 aircraft production by nearly 20 per cent.