Air Canada has removed 737 MAX from its schedule until at least July 1, 2019, as timeline for the return to service of the 737 MAX is unknown. said in a press release.
Air Canada said today that it has rescheduled its flights through to April 30 to cover 98 per cent of its planned flying following closure of Canadian Airspace to Boeing 737 MAX flights.
Air Canada has grounded its 24 737 MAX aircraft and the deliveries of expected six more new aircraft in March and April was on hold after Boeing suspended the deliveries of MAX jets.
“The Boeing 737 MAX accounted for six per cent of Air Canada’s total flying, but there is a domino effect from removing the 737s from our fleet that impacts the schedule and ultimately will impact some customers. We have been working very hard to minimize that impact,…” said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.