For the first time in almost two years, the world’s second largest airline, American American Airlines, has now started using Boeing’s aircraft model 737 Max again.
A flight between Miami and New York became the first since the ban on the aircraft model was lifted and according to the airline, there were no rebookings among the passengers who had tickets for the flight, writes the Wall Street Journal.
The aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s 737 Max model was banned from flying by both US and international aviation safety authorities in March 2019 after the model was involved in two fatal crashes that within a period of five months claimed a total of 346 lives.
According to American Airlines, the intention is now to gradually start using the model again in the company’s traffic, but give customers the flexibility to be able to book a ticket with another aircraft model if they feel unsafe.
The world’s largest airline, United Airlines, has announced that it will re – launch the model from 11 February 2021 and then with flights from Denver and Houston, while the low – cost airline Southwest Airlines intends to wait until March next year.