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Southwest chopping flights nationwide because of issues with Boeing 737 Max

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 13:34:56-05

Southwest Airlines Co. said it would eliminate about 300 weekday flights from its national schedule between March 6 and April 13, 2020, because of ongoing issues with the 737 Max aircraft made by Boeing Co.

In its Dec. 17 announcement, Southwest did not specify which flights would be affected. The Business Journal has reached out for additional comment.

The announcement from Southwest came a day after Boeing announced it was temporarily halting production of the troubled 737 Max. The planes were grounded worldwide in March following two crashes that killed 346 people.

A Southwest spokesperson told Dallas Business Journal the changes to its 2020 schedule were not related to Boeing's recently decision to halt production of the Max.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.