Alaska signs deal for more 737 Maxes now that the plane is cleared to fly

SEATTLE — Days after the Federal Aviation Administration cleared Boeing’s 737 Max to fly passengers again, Alaska Airlines became the first carrier to expand its fleet of the aircraft.Alaska announced Monday it will lease 13 Maxes from Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corp (ALC).Alaska already has 32 Maxes on order directly from Boeing, five of which are expected to be flying by summer 2021. Alaska will begin flying the 737-9 Max in March.Following so soon after the plane was ungrounded, the transaction indicates that airlines willing to take new jets in the middle of a historic aviation downturn c…

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