American Airlines Plans Boeing 737 MAX Flights From December
American Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the world, is planning on flying its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from the end of December. This is in line with comments from some regulatory agencies that the aircraft will be ready to fly before the end of the year.
American Airlines is planning on starting 737 MAX flights between Miami and New York from December 29th, according to a report from Reuters. The 737 MAX has previously flown between New York and Miami, so this is not a new route for the MAX. American Airlines has also previously flown the 737 MAX to Latin America out of Miami.
The 737 MAX works well for American Airlines out of Miami. While it can do some great short-haul flights, the aircraft is also economical on longer routes, such as Quito, Cancun, Antigua, and even some longer transcontinental routes such as to Los Angeles.
Amid a combination of closed borders, uncertainty whether all countries will lift the global grounding of the MAX simultaneously, it makes sense then that American would only put the aircraft on a single domestic route as of now. It gives American time to get a few aircraft ready for flight and, if the recertification does not go through in time, American only needs to alter a small part of its schedule. However, returning the MAX to commercial service with American in December is in line with President Robert Isom’s comments in July.
Regulatory agencies, in the last few months, have indicated that the 737 ...
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