(Reuters) – United Continental Holdings Inc mentioned on Monday it had pulled Boeing (NYSE:) Co’s 737 MAX flights out of its schedule by early July, following related strikes by rivals American Airways Group Inc and Southwest Airways (NYSE:) Co.
United, with 14 MAX jets, had largely prevented cancellations by servicing MAX routes with bigger 777 or 787 plane.
However the airline’s president, Scott Kirby, warned final week that the technique was costing it cash and couldn’t go on eternally.
Boeing’s 737 MAX planes have been grounded worldwide since March after an Ethiopian Airways jet crashed, killing all 157 aboard, simply 5 months after the same crash of Indonesia’s Lion Air flight.
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