United Airlines And American Airlines Cancel All Boeing 737 MAX Flights Through Early November 2019. United Airlines Buys Nineteen (19) Used Boeing 737-700’s Next Generation (N.G.) Aircraft To Fill The Void Caused By The Boeing 737 MAX Global Grounding.

United Airlines and American Airlines Cancel All Boeing 737 MAX Flights Through Early November 2019. United Airlines Buys Nineteen (19) Used Boeing 737700‘s Next Generation (N.G.) Aircraft To Fill The Void Caused By The Boeing 737 MAX Global Grounding.

By: David M. Edwards

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Major news media outlets have reported in recent days United Airlines and American Airlines have cancelled all Boeing 737 MAX flights through early November 2019. The extended cancellations are in response to and the continued management of the global grounding of the airline transport category aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX.

United Airlines, announced on Friday July 12, 2019 it will cancel all Boeing 737 MAX flights until November 3, 2019, affecting an expected 8,000 flights, according to HuffPosts’ Julian Shen-Berro (2019). United Airlines has gotten creative and innovative in their management of the global Boeing 737 MAX grounding. United Airlines has signed an agreement to purchase nineteen (19) used Boeing 737700 (Next Generation, N.G.) aircraft to fill the schedule and route void created by the global grounding of its fourteen (14) the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, according to Cable News Networks’ (C.N.N.) business reporter Joran Valinsky (2019).

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, similarly announced on Friday July 12, 2019 it will cancel 115 flights per day through October 2019 and the first two days of November 2019, according to HuffPosts’ senior reporter Dominique Mosbergen (2019). American Airlines has accrued $185 million United States Dollars (U.S.D.) in lost revenue as a result of 7,800 canceled Boeing 737 MAX flights thus far, according to Dominique Mosbergen (2019).

Southwest Airlines, which operates only Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet and is the largest United States (U.S.) Boeing 737 MAX operator, has hopefully extended the cancelations of its flights only until October 2019, (Dominique Mosbergen, 2019).

Reports in the media have stated that Alaska Airlines has the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are their fleet. These reports are incorrect. Alaska Airlines definitively states on their webpage that they do not have any Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in their active and operating fleet. The statement can be viewed and read by clicking here. However, Alaska Airlines previously placed an order for thirty-seven (37) Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and thirteen (13) Boeing 737900ER Next Generation (N.G.) aircraft, according to Boeing (2019) and can be viewed and read by clicking here. Thirty-two (32) orders for the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft appears to still be intact, according to Tom Banse of NW News Network (2019). A Wall Street analyst asked the Alaska Airlines Chief Financial Officer (C.F.O.) Brandon Pendersen if the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX was going to impact first quarter (Q1) earnings the response of the Alaska Airlines C.F.O. is quoted below:

“It doesn’t really impact us a ton this year,” replied Pedersen. “We have three MAX scheduled for delivery — June, July and October. Obviously, we are watching the situation closely, but we don’t expect much of an impact,” according to Tom Banse of NW News Network (2019).

References:

Boeing. (n.d.). Alaska Airlines announces order for 37 737 MAXs and 13 NextGeneration 737s.

http://www.Boeing.com

Accessed on July 17, 2019.

Retrieved from:

https://www.boeing.com/commercial/customers/alaska-airlines/order-for-37-737-maxs-and-13-next-generation-737s.page

Dominique, Mosbergen. (2019, July 14). With Boeing’s 737 MAX Still Grounded, U.S. Airlines Cancel Thousands Of Flights. http://www.Huffpost.com

Accessed on July 17, 2019.

Retrieved from:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/boeing-737-max-flight-cancellations_n_5d2c2f4ce4b0bd7d1e1ef2bb?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAFa0NMVuwYyX_o_fenSIA7UylTu0I894xa_KfDIqKI9esNacHa0HYqMHyITgYzdrxsrd2BXuI6kUXSuzUOPZZM6opS_gJ1lSNaCvGyvMcn6ImeZKxp5dN8u0JTN662WdKzhpsFN5NVMEMiM4cVnpzKctfkkgFPQxJ6mBlP5K0pBX

Jordan Valinsky. (2019, July 17).

Julian Shen-Berro. (2019, July 14). United Extends Boeing 737 Max Grounding, Canceling Thousands Of Flights. http://www.Huffpost.com

Accessed on July 17, 2019.

Retrieved from:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/united-boeing-737-max-grounde_n_5d28e013e4b0060b11ec1ee5?z2b

Tom Banse. (2019, April 25). Alaska Airlines Forsees Minimal Impact From Ongoing Grounding Of The Boeing 737 MAX.

Accessed on July 17, 2019.

Retrieved from:

https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/alaska-air-foresees-minimal-impact-ongoing-grounding-boeing-737-max

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