WASHINGTON—U.S. operators with Boeing 737 MAXs are shuffling aircraft assignments and canceling flights to address gaps created by having the grounded aircraft unavailable, and may have enough flexibility to keep the ramifications of a short-term grounding minimal. Southwest Airlines is the carrier facing the largest challenge, as it has the most MAXs, 34, of any U.S., operator, and also the highest percentage of fleet exposure, at 4.5% of its 750-aircraft fleet. A Bernstein analysis ...

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