China Southern Airlines, the world’s third largest carrier, has allegedly cancelled its remaining order for up to 64 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The carrier currently has 26 MAX jets grounded out of its fleet of more than 840 aircraft.
Speaking at a breakfast briefing in London, UK and Ireland account manager Dean Saxby said the impact of the grounding of the MAX aircraft has had little impact on current operations, and admitted the airline had quietly cancelled the remaining order for MAX.
Saxby said: “The order is no longer there. Out of a fleet of more than 800 aircraft, it hasn’t made a huge dent.”
“With all the aircraft coming on and the A350s, those aircraft have plugged some of those holes and we’ve had very minimal disruption.” he added.