American Airlines extends Max-caused cancellations to June 5

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FILE- In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo a traveler waves for assistance as he checks in at an American Airlines kiosk at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. American Airlines reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – American Airlines is extending by over a month its cancellations of about 90 daily flights as the troubled 737 Max plane remains grounded by regulators.

American said Sunday it is extending the cancellations through June 5 from the earlier timeframe of April 24. The airline acknowledged in a statement that the prolonged cancellations could bring disruption for some travelers.

The Boeing-made Max jets have been grounded in the U.S. and elsewhere since mid-March, following two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Airlines that own them have been scrambling other planes to fill some Max flights while canceling others.

American has 24 Max jets in its fleet. The Dallas-based airline said it is awaiting information from U.S. regulators, and will contact customers affected by the cancellations with available re-bookings.
    

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