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China Southern cancels scheduled return of Boeing 737 Max flights

China Southern cancels scheduled return of Boeing 737 Max flights

Oct 30 (Reuters) – China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. (600029.SS) Plans canceled for two Boeing (ban) Sunday’s 737 Max flights would have marked the return of the model to passengers traveling in China after more than three years, according to the company’s website.

The 737 Max was grounded in March 2019 after fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia but has returned to service worldwide except for China and Russia after modifications to the aircraft and pilot training.

Reuters reported Thursday that China Southern Airlines has scheduled flights from its Guangzhou hub to Zhengzhou and Wuhan.

The airline’s website and flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 showed that flights had been cancelled. China Southern Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Boeing said on Wednesday it had another 138 planes manufactured for Chinese carriers that were in the United States awaiting delivery, although it has begun remarketing the planes to other companies due to the lack of concrete indications that Chinese airlines will accept planes located in the United States. . in the near term.

Earlier this month, a 737 MAX of MIAT Mongolian Airlines landed in Guangzhou, the first commercial flight of this model in China since 2019.

(Reporting by Jamie Fried in Sydney Editing by Chris Reese)

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