No 737Max flight until the Spring 2020

The American Southwest Airlines no longer counts on deploying the Boeing 737 MAX until 6 March. That is another month longer than previously taken into account. According to the company, this is a proactive decision, because it is not yet certain when the aircraft can fly again.

The 737 MAX is grounded by aviation authorities worldwide after two of those aircraft crashed in a short time. Boeing is working on an update for the software that would have caused both accidents, but does not know when the planes can fly again.

Southwest also said it would not be able to make operational revenue forecasts in the first quarter of 2020 due to the issue. Previously the group assumed a growth of between 2 and 3 percent, provided that the aircraft complained of were airworthy again on 8 February.

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