Reportedly, American Airlines is increasing flight cancellations in the early June due to the Boeing 737 Max suspension. American Airlines—which is the largest airline globally—stated that it would cancel around 90 flights every day through June 5. The airline had earlier called off flights through late April. On its website, the airline said, “By proactively withdrawing these flights, we are capable of providing better service toward our customers with accessibility and rebooking choices.” Customers that are impacted would be approached by the company and given another option. The airline has around 24 737 Max jets in its convoy.
American Airlines reported it is still awaited for more details from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), DOT (Department of Transportation), and other authoritarian executives before restarting flights. Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were suspended indefinitely in the U.S. on March 13 following two of the airplanes mishap. Other countries had halted the planes right away after the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Boeing also declared in recent time that it is trimming the production pace for all of its 737 planes from 52 per month to 42 per month. American Airlines operates 3,300 flights in its mainline system every day on average and 3,400 through its regional carriers and associate airlines.
In recent time, American Airlines was in news for discreetly introducing a new plane, the Airbus A321neo. Seemingly, the airline has ordered 100 A321neo airplanes and would be putting the planes in its existing routes. The company has touted the new additions to the conventional A321 series. In a statement, Janelle Anderson—VP of Marketing for American Airlines—said, “We operated directly with Airbus to advance the cabin configurations with the attributes our clients need, counting the Airbus XL over-head bins, which are the biggest available for this airplane and hold 65% more bags than our previous A321s.”