Jan 10, 2024 - News

Few Boeing-related flight cancellations at SLC airport

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft N705AL is seen grounded in Portland on Jan. 9.

A grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft is seen grounded Tuesday in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Getty Images

Most SLC travelers can breathe a sigh of relief; only a few flights here have been canceled over grounded Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Driving the news: United Airlines and Alaska Airlines canceled all Max 9 flights scheduled for Wednesday, with Alaska grounding the planes through Saturday after an exit door detached from a Boeing plane mid-flight last week.

  • Alaska, which already canceled a slew of flights, said in a statement it made the decision as it awaits the necessary documentation to begin inspections of the jetliners.
  • United and Alaska are the only two U.S. airlines that operate Boeing 737 MAX 9s, per CBS News.

By the numbers: Five Alaska Airlines flights were canceled for Thursday: three to Seattle and two from Seattle, per the website flightaware.com.

  • Cancellations befell just two MAX 9 flights in and out of SLC International on Wednesday, one from each affected airline.

Of note: SLC is a hub for Delta, which does not use the MAX 9.

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