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Alaska Airlines leases more 737 MAX jets following FAA approval
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Alaska Airlines has announced plans to swap out some of its Airbus A320 aircraft for Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets.
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The Seattle-based carrier confirmed the move on Monday, making them the first to add more Boeing 737 MAX planes to its fleet since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared the aircraft to return to service after the MAX planes were grounded in March 2019 to deal with issues that contributed to two fatal crashes.
Specifically, Alaska Airlines will be selling 10 of its Airbus A320 models to a leasing agency known as Air Lease Corporation, and leasing 13 Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes from the same agency.