American Airlines extends 737 MAX cancellations through June 5

An American Airlines’s Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft approaches to land at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida. (Bloomberg pic)

American Airlines said on Sunday it will extend cancellations of 90 flights a day through June 5 because of the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following two deadly crashes in five months.

The extended cancellation by the largest US airline is the latest sign that the airplane is not expected to return to service anytime soon.

American Airlines said on March 24 it had cancelled 90 flights a day through April 24. On Friday, Boeing said it plans to cut its monthly 737 aircraft production by nearly 20%.