Southwest Airlines Faces Major Changes With MAX Return

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About: The Boeing Company (BA), LUV, Includes: DAL, EADSY
by: Tim Dunn
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Tim Dunn
Long/Short Equity, event-driven, Airlines, foreign companies
Summary

Southwest Airlines has been the most impacted U.S. airline because of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding.

Southwest is re-evaluating its network, product and fleet strategies due to the MAX grounding with significant changes to occur.

Southwest's single supplier relationship with Boeing is being tested even as mounting evidence shows that the 737 might be the best single aircraft for Southwest.

While focused on returning the MAX to service, Boeing is increasingly being forced to evaluate its product lineup.

Southwest (NYSE:LUV) is the most consistently profitable airline in the history of commercial aviation. For nearly five decades, it has carved out a niche for itself in the airline industry by offering a