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Southwest extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through Sept. 2

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Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it is extending cancellations of about Boeing Co 737 MAX flights through Sept. 2 as it continues to await guidance and approval on software enhancements and training requirements.

CHICAGO, June 13 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co LUV.N said on Thursday it is extending cancellations of about Boeing Co BA.N 737 MAX flights through Sept. 2 as it continues to await guidance and approval on software enhancements and training requirements.

The largest global operator of the MAX had previously said it was cancelling flights through Aug. 5 after the plane was grounded worldwide in March after two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia within five months.

(Reporting by Tracy Rucinski Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

((tracy.rucinski@thomsonreuters.com; 1-312-408-8575; Reuters Messaging: tracy.rucinski.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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