Sunwing Extends Revised Sked Without MAX Through 17MAY
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
With the timeline for a return to service of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft still unknown, Sunwing has revised its flight schedule through 17MAY.
“In order to optimize our operations and provide our customers and travel agency partners with additional reassurance, we have taken the decision to invest in additional flying capacity and reconfigure our schedule without this aircraft type until further notice,” Sunwing said in a statement.
“Schedule changes for departures up to and including 17MAY have now been made and are reflected in our flight times on our website and across our reservation system. If a customer’s travel plans have been affected, we will also be communicating this directly to them, or their travel agent, as appropriate.”
Sunwing says it is still finalizing any schedule adjustments beyond this departure date and says it is “confident that that these changes will have minimal impact on our operations and on customer experience. Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft make up less than 10% of our fleet.”
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