Air Canada has removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its flying schedule until 14FEB, 2020. The decision is based on operational considerations for the airline, as it launches a new reservation system beginning next month.
"We are taking this prudent step as a result of the ongoing regulatory uncertainty about the timing of the aircraft returning to service. The extension will give us scheduling predictability through the implementation of the first phase of our new reservation system and the required stability as we prepare the second phase of the system roll-out, introducing it into the airport environment," said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.
"As a result of these and other measures we are taking, including leasing two additional wide-body aircraft through at least the March Break, customers can continue to book with full confidence on Air Canada."
Air Canada has a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX which have been grounded since 13MAR, 2019.
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