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Asian carriers rein in expansion as 737 Max woes hit peak season

Airlines cut routes as they scramble to fill gaps left by Boeing's troubled jet

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft of Air China sits on the tarmac at an airport in Beijing, China.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Asian airlines are scaling back routes and curbing expansion plans as they brace for a difficult peak summer season without the aviation industry's newest workhorse, Boeing's 737 Max 8 single aisle, which has been grounded following two fatal crashes.

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