A former Redeye flight landed in a new location after the airline decided to return to a previous route, after a new Redeye pilot was killed during a flight from Phoenix to San Francisco.
Redeye said Friday that it would continue to operate the plane as a charter service and had re-launched the Boeing 737 MAX to operate between Los Angeles and San Francisco, starting this weekend.
The Redeye MAX will now fly between Los Angels, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Long Island and Palm Springs, the airline said in a statement.
The 737 MAX will fly between L.A. and San Diego, and between San Diego and San Jose, the company said.
The 737 MAX is also scheduled to fly between San Jose and Santa Clara, California.
Redeyes CEO Jim Gaffney said the company would continue operating the MAX, and added that Redeye would not re-book any of its pilots, except those working on the 737 MAX.
The company has had a safety record, Gaffsey said.
In 2016, a Redeye 737 MAX pilot was flown into the engine and died.
He was working for Redeye at the time of the accident, Gafney said.
In 2015, a 737 MAX crashed in northern Colorado.
A passenger died, and Gaffey said Redeye was working on safety measures.
Redeye said it had implemented measures in 2018 to improve the aircraft’s handling, including an upgrade to the plane’s hydraulics.
Redeoxycis is the largest and most popular U.S. company in the aviation industry, based in Philadelphia.
It operates aircraft including the 737 Max, 737 Max with wings, 737 MAX with tail, 737MAX with fuselage, 737-800, 737NG and 737NG with engines, and 737-300.