American Airlines Extends Cancellations from Grounded Boeing 737 Max to September 3rd

June 11, 2019

American Airlines said Sunday that it is removing the Boeing737 Max from its schedules through Sept. 3, a sign that the planes’ grounding will disrupt travel longer than expected.

The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, following two fatal crashes that claimed a total of 346 lives. Boeing has completed software changes for the planes but the Federal Aviation Administration and its international counterparts haven’t signed off on the fixes.

American, which has 24 of of the planes in its fleet of more than 900 aircraft, in April said it extended flight cancellations with the 737 Max through Aug. 19.

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