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A Southwest Airlines Union Forecasts Boeing 737 MAX Return In February

October 15, 2019 / Simple Flying

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) does not expect the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service until February 2020. While Boeing is being cautious about predicting a return to service date for the troubled aircraft, American Airlines, United, and Southwest all have said they expect the MAX back in service in mid-January 2020. According to a Reuters report, SWAPA thinks this is optimistic. They cannot see the MAX returning to service until February 2020 at the earliest. SWAPA recently initiated legal action against Boeing, claiming compensation in the region of USD$100 million. Boeing has said SWAPA’s claim is meritless and will be defended.