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Alaska Airlines to purchase 68 new Boeing 737 MAX planes


December 31, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Airlines has said it intends to purchase 68 new Boeing 737 MAX

planes despite the model having been grounded in 2019 after a pair of high-profile crashes that killed 346 people.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that it would only fly the aircraft after its “own assessments, verifications and internal reviews determine that the aircraft is safe throughout our network for our guests and our crews.”

The aircraft took its first commercial flight in

almost two years with a journey from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre in Brazil on Dec. 9. Restrictions have be...

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