Air Canada scraps its previously issued financial expectations for this year due to problems with the Boeing 737 MAX. The Canadian airline has a relatively large number of such aircraft that are no longer allowed to fly in most places worldwide in response to two recent accidents with a 737 MAX.
On average, Air Canada carries 9000 to 12,000 passengers with a 737 MAX daily. The airline expects that re-booking flights will not go without a hitch and is also counting on overloading of call centers due to questions from customers. Air Canada is working on an emergency plan to prevent major problems.
Last weekend a 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia shortly after taking off. All passengers were killed. A similar accident occurred in Indonesia a few months earlier. A connection has not yet been demonstrated. Boeing maintains that the type of device is safe, but has already come up with modified flight instructions and this week with a software update.