Southwest Executive Thinks 737 MAX Might Be Back By November

Curt Lewis
September 05, 2019 - 6:16 am
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Southwest Airlines believe the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets may be re-instated by early-to-mid November.

Southwest's Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo said so at an industry conference in Boston yesterday.

All Boeing 737 MAX have been grounded since March following two crashes that killed nearly 350 people.

Southwest has all 34 of its Max jets sitting. They had planned to take delivery of 16 more this year.

Romo said she hoped Southwest could get the deliveries back on track by the middle of next year but acknowledged it might be 2021 before they get caught up.