Dean Saxby, Account Manager for China Southern, confirmed that China Southern has MAX 26,737 in its fleet. While the flight bans on the 737 MAX following the two accidents that occurred over the past 9 months would not have had a significant impact on the company, the company has nevertheless decided to cancel its order for the remaining 737 MAX. Saxby also said that “out of a fleet of more than 800 aircraft, this ban did not make a big dent” and “With all the planes coming in and the A350s, these planes have plugged some of these holes and we have had very few disruptions. »
China Southern operates on more than 840 aircraft and plans to exceed 1000 by the end of 2020. It is currently the third largest airline in the world.