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17 Jan 2020 | 02:15 PM UTC

US: Southwest Airlines cancels approximately 330 flights through June 6 /update 4

United States of America News Alert

Southwest Airlines to continue grounding Boeing 737 MAX fleet through June 6; confirm flight reservations

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/6/2020, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

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Event

Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday, January 16, that it will cancel at least 330 flights from Tuesday, April 14, through Saturday, June 6, in compliance with the Federal Administration Aviation's (FAA) decision to extend the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX fleet operations.

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Context

Boeing and various international aviation authorities recommended the temporary suspension of all Model 737 MAX aircraft worldwide on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday, March 10, which killed all 157 people onboard a Boeing Model 737 MAX 8.

Advice

Individuals traveling with Southwest Airlines over the next months are advised to confirm their flight reservations.

 

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