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As pandemic batters airlines, Alaska Air reports a big loss — yet ponders a Boeing 737 MAX order

A Boeing 737 MAX-9, built for Alaska Airlines, undergoes testing as it flies past the Boeing factory in Everett Washington on March 23, 2020.
Boeing said Monday it will temporarily suspend its Puget Sound factory operations starting Wednesday in response to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision comes a day after the first Boeing worker died of a COVID-19 infection. The company said Sunday that 29 of its employees had been confirmed to have the disease.  213431

Despite a partial recovery from impact of the coronavirus pandemic, domestic air travel remains less than half the level of a year ago, and U.S. airlines are bleeding money.

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