Boeing’s latest 737 Max 8 jet has been grounded following two fatal accidents merely five months apart. It has only been a couple of years since the company started delivering this airplane to airlines across the globe but the entire fleet has now been grounded as investigations into both crashes continue. This has led to flight cancellations at airlines that were operating the 737 Max 8, including American Airlines. AA has said that it’s canceling 90 flights per day through April.
American Airlines is one of the few operators in the country that have the jet in their fleet. This particular airline has 24 737 Max 8 jets in its fleet and the grounding has evidently has a major impact on flight operations.
The airline says that it’s having to cancel approximately 90 flights per day through the coming month as they were to be operated on the 737 Max 8 airplanes. “By proactively canceling these flights, we are able to provide better service to our customers with availability and rebooking options,” the company said in a statement.
Cancellations have been extended through April 24th and the airline will reach out to customers directly to inform them about the changes to their booked flights. American Airlines will not resume 737 Max 8 operations until it receives updates on the situation from Boeing and the regulators.