Boeing Max grounding leads Southwest Airlines to cease operations at Newark airport

Southwest Airlines

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will cease operations at Newark Liberty International Airport starting in November due to the ongoing grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jet

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The Dallas-based carrier will instead consolidate its operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Southwest disclosed in its second-quarter earnings report.

“The financial results at Newark have been below expectations,” said CEO Gary Kelly.

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The company also extended the potential for flight cancellations as a result of the Max grounding until January 5, 2020, as Boeing expects to receive federal approval in September for a software patch intended to fix the issues that led to two fatal crashes.

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