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Southwest Cuts Services Due To On-Going 737 MAX Grounding

Southwest Cuts Services Due To On-Going 737 MAX Grounding
Jackie Reddy

Southwest Airlines is cutting over 20 of its services in order to mitigate the impact that the on-going grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is having on its schedules. The cuts will happen in January and will affect a number of services from Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Orlando, among other cities.

In order to mitigate the impact that the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX has had on its schedules, Southwest Airlines will be cutting 20 of its non-stop services, Airways Magazine reports. These cuts – which will impact a number of services from Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Orlando – will take place in January of 2020.

Commenting on this reduction of service to the outlet, Dan Landson, a media relations representative with the airline, said, “We are always evaluating our service patterns and performance to ensure that we are offering the right number of seats for the community based on demand from travelers.”

A full list of the routes to be cut can be found here.

In an update regarding the 737 MAX last month, the carrier stated, “Southwest Airlines continues to monitor information from Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the impending 737 MAX software enhancements and training requirements. We remain confident that, once certified by the FAA, the enhancements will support the safe operation of the MAX. We previously revised our flight schedule by removing the MAX through Oct. 1 to offer reliability to our operation and stability for our customers.”

“With the timing of the MAX’s return-to-service still uncertain, we are again revising our plans to remove the MAX from our schedule through Nov. 2. By proactively removing the MAX from scheduled service, we can reduce last-minute flight cancellations and unexpected disruptions to our customers’ travel plans,” it added, stating that these removals will see 180 daily flights removed from a daily schedule of over 4,000 flights.

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  1. horseymike

    August 22, 2019 at 5:28 am

    oh well……

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