US operators with Boeing 737 MAXs are shuffling aircraft assignments and canceling flights to address gaps created by grounded MAXs, and may have enough flexibility to keep the ramifications of a short-term grounding minimal. Southwest Airlines is the carrier facing the largest challenge, as it has the most MAXs (34) of any US operator, and the highest percentage of fleet exposure, at 4.5% of its 750-aircraft fleet. A Bernstein analysis shows that 6% of the airline’s ...

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