American Airlines Aims to Return the Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by the End of the Year

American Airlines Group plans to return Boeing 737 Max jets to service for passenger flights by the end of this year depending on certification of the aircraft from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it said on Sunday.

The airline said it will operate a daily 737 Max flight between Miami and New York from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, with flights available for booking from Oct. 24.

“We remain in contact with the FAA and Boeing on the certification process and we’ll continue to update our plans based on when the aircraft is certified,” the company said in an statement.

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people, but the FAA is expected to lift its grounding order at some point in November.

American Airlines said it will make customers aware that they are flying on a 737 MAX.

(Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru Editing by David Goodman)

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Photo Credit: An American Airlines 737 Max jet. The FAA grounded the planes in March 2019, and American hopes to have them flying again before the end of 2020. American Airlines

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