Southwest Airlines operates 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft — including on some flights from Atlanta — and issued a statement saying, “we have been in contact with Boeing and will continue to stay close to the investigation as it progresses. We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our entire fleet of more than 750 Boeing 737 aircraft, and we don’t have any changes planned to 737 MAX operation.”
American Airlines also operates the 737 Max 8, but said none of those jets in its fleet are used on its flights to or from Atlanta. American said it would “closely monitor the investigation in Ethiopia, which is our standard protocol for any aircraft accident” and said it continues to collaborate with the FAA and other regulatory authorities.
United Airlines operates the 737 Max 9, but not the 737 Max 8. “We have made clear that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is safe and that our pilots are properly trained to fly the MAX aircraft safely,” United said in a written statement.