Canadian travel giant Sunwing says it has revised its summer flight schedule to operate without the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane.
The new schedule, which runs through the end of October, has been “reconfigured ahead of time to accommodate the non-availability of this aircraft type.”
It comes in the midst of a continued worldwide grounding of the 737 Max 8.
“Proactively revising our summer schedule will ensure that we can offer our customers the same exceptional value and award-winning inflight experience they have been accustomed to. Until the end of October, all Sunwing Airlines flights will be operated on our Boeing 737-800 airplanes with their distinctive orange tails,” said Andrew Dawson, Sunwing’s president of tour operations.
“With these changes, our customers should feel more confident about booking their vacations or destination weddings early and taking advantage of the great deals,” Dawson said.
The company said that, should the Max 8 become available, it would “evaluate opportunities to add capacity or reintegrate the aircraft into the fleet at that time.”
Sunwing operates a massive flight network from Canada to the Caribbean and Mexico.
The company has also announced that it has launched a flexible reservation policy in light of the novel coronavirus.