American Airlines will cancel 90 flights a day through most of April as a result of the Federal Aviation Administration's decision this month to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft. This follows the Boeing 737 Max 8 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people aboard.
"In an effort to provide more certainty and avoid last minute flight disruptions, American has extended cancellations through April 24," the airline said in a statement. "This will result in the cancellation of approximately 90 flights each day based on our April schedule. By proactively canceling these flights, we are able to provide better service to our customers with availability and rebooking options."
"American’s reservations team will contact affected customers directly by email or telephone," the statement continued. "We know these cancellations and changes may affect some of our customers, and we are working to limit the impact to the smallest number of customers."
Southwest Airlines is canceling flights just five days ahead right now, CNN reports.
The fallout from the crash continues: Federal investigators and prosecutors appear to be raising questions about the process that led to the certification of Boeing's 737 Max jetliners in the aftermath of two deadly crashes.
Contributing: Chris Woodyard
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