Southwest Airlines Again Delays Return Of Boeing 737 Max Jets

Curt Lewis
July 19, 2019 - 6:25 am
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Once again, Southwest Airlines is delaying the date it expects to begin flying the grounded Boeing 737 Max jets. 

With this delay of return, it means more cancellations.

Southwest said its new target date is November 2nd, a month later than announced previously. 

With the Max planes still grounded, Southwest will have to cancel about 180 flights a day. That's up from the current 150. 

The 737 Max has been grounded because of two deadly crashes in less than six months. 

American and United Airlines have also set November 2nd as the date to return the planes to their fleets.