Air Canada has cancelled an order for ten Boeing 737 MAX 8s and twelve Airbus A220-300s. The Canadian airline previously announced that it will shrink its existing fleet due to the bleak outlook for the near future.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, there is a low demand for air travel. As a result, Air Canada had previously been forced to discontinue thirty domestic routes and reduce its existing fleet by 79 aircraft.
The airline emphasizes that the Boeing 737 MAX and the Airbus A220 will remain the backbone of the continental fleet in the future, but that fewer aircraft will be needed than anticipated.
Air Canada currently has 11 Airbus A220’s in service, with 34 more on order. Now twelve aircraft are subtracted from that. The Boeing 737 MAX fleet consists of 24 aircraft, with orders for an additional 26, which will now be 16.
The Canadian company announced the decision when it presented its third-quarter figures. Those were not good: sales fell by 86 percent to 757 million dollars, and the airline lost 554 million dollars.