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American Air Extends Boeing Max Cancellations Through Sept. 3

An American Airlines 737 Max sits at the gate at LaGuardia airport on March 13, 2019 in New York. 

An American Airlines 737 Max sits at the gate at LaGuardia airport on March 13, 2019 in New York. 

Photographer: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

American Airlines Group Inc. has tacked two weeks onto the time the Boeing Co. 737 Max will remain off its flight schedule, as the aircraft nears the three-month month mark of global grounding after two fatal crashes.

American will scrap about 115 daily flights as it extends the Max cancellations through Sept. 3 from Aug. 19, according to a statement from the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier. Southwest Airlines Co., the biggest Max operator, has set Aug. 5 for the Max to resume flights, while United Continental Holdings Inc. plans for Aug. 3.