Southwest slows the deliveries of new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

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Southwest Airlines has announced an updated delivery agreement with Boeing to slow down deliveries of new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
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The company will now receive only 35 Boeing 737 MAX 8s through the end of 2021.

The new plan will level out the fleet count. The first seven of those deliveries is expected this month, with the remainder arriving in 2021.

13 aircraft will be deferred to a later date.

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