U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routes
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft such as Boeing`s
On Monday, Southwest Airlines
In a statement, Southwest said it will not announce any timelines for selling or operating flights to Hawaii until it receives the necessary authorization.
Meanwhile, no. 1 U.S. carrier American Airlines Group Inc
American, with a fleet of around 950 aircraft, said it did not see any impact from the delay on its flight schedule or customers.
A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump`s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 24th day on Monday.
Talks between Trump and congressional Democrats remained stalled even as some of his fellow Republicans called on the president to cut a deal, as tension mounted nationwide.
Analysts said they did not expect a major impact on large airlines` capacity as a result of FAA certification delays, but will be awaiting management comments about the effect of a prolonged shutdown on travel and operations during fourth-quarter conference calls.
Delta reports fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, followed by United on Wednesday and American and Southwest next week.
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