Southwest Airlines delays 737 Max return until June

Southwest Airlines has announced its delay in putting Boeing 737 Max jets back on the schedule until early June, the company said.

The previous delay by the Dallas-based airline had Max planes grounded until after Easter. While the airline said removing the MAX from the schedule reduces flight cancellations and disruptions, this latest delay means removing some 330 flights from its peak-day schedules.

Southwest and American aren´t the only carriers delaying the return of the Max jets. United Airlines made the move before Christmas 2019 to remove the planes from their schedule through June 2020.

The 737 Max was grounded worldwide after two deadly crashes that killed 346 people within five months.