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American Airlines extends the supply of all Boeing 737 Max flights until June

American Airlines has extended a series of flight cancellations in June because the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in trouble remains grounded.

The airline initially announced that it would cancel around 90 flights per day until 24 April. On Sunday, however, it said the cancellations would now last until at least June 5.

The company acknowledged that the prolonged cancellations would disturb a number of travelers.

The Max jets have landed in the US and elsewhere since mid-March after two fatal accidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Airlines that own the models have shaken other aircraft to complete a number of Max flights and cancel others.

American Airlines Group Inc., the largest US-based airline based on revenue, has 24 Max jets in its fleet.

The Dallas-based airline said it was awaiting information from US regulators and would contact customers affected by cancellations with available new bookings.

Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration said last week that the company needed more time to complete changes to a flight control system that were suspected to play a role in the two crashes.

American Airlines said on Sunday by canceling the flights in advance, they are able to offer customers a better service with availability and re-booking options and to prevent last-minute flight disruptions.

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The reservation staff will contact affected customers directly via email or telephone, the airline said.

The airline said in a statement: "We know that these cancellations and changes can affect some of our customers and we are working to limit the impact to the smallest number of customers."

On Friday, Boeing said it would reduce the production of the Max jet, the best-selling aircraft, underlining the increasing financial risk that it faces as the aircraft stays grounded for longer.

The manufacturer plans to reduce the production of the aircraft from 52 to 42 aircraft per month so that it can concentrate on repairing the flight control software involved in the two crashes.

Preliminary investigation into the fatal accidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia has shown that erroneous sensor readings have incorrectly activated an anti-stall system that pushed the nose of the aircraft down.

Pilots of each aircraft struggled in vain to regain control of the automated system.

A total of 346 people died in the crashes. Boeing is confronted with a growing number of lawsuits filed by victims' families.

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