BOISE — Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes land on a weekly basis at the Boise Airport, but fortunately for Boise, none of these planes were scheduled for landing on Wednesday.
Flights are being cancelled at the Boise Airport, but that is not due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes. The majority of those cancellations are due to bad weather in places across the United States, especially the major winter storm hitting the plains states.
A spokesman for the Boise Airport said one of those Boeing flights was in Boise on Tuesday, but Southwest Airlines is the only airline that operates these airplanes in and out of Boise specifically, and Southwest says these Max 8 flights only make up 5 percent of their total fleet. So as far as delays go, Boise isn’t seeing them currently.
"It's too early to tell, it certainly could cause a ripple effect across the aviation industry. Again, if you are a passenger that is flying in the coming week, I think it is important to check with your airline to get the latest status on your flight,” said Sean Briggs, Marketing Manager for the Boise Airport.
And due to the grounding, Southwest Airlines assures anyone who was scheduled on one of those flights can rebook on an alternate flight without fare differences or fees, within 14-days of their original date of travel.
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