Southwest Airlines has cited the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets as a key factor in the airline seeing reduced operarating income for the second quarter of 2019. The airline says the grounding cost $175 million, and is talking to Boeing about compensation regarding the non-use of its 737 Max fleet. Southwest also revealed that it doesn’t expect to use any 737 Max jets, which makes up 5% of its fleet, until January. The airline also said that the grounding means itwill have to shut down operations at Newark Liberty International Airport in November and consolidate the service at New
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