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Here’s how much Boeing has given Alaska Airlines after January’s 737 Max 9 incident

Alaska Air Group has received $61 million in supplier credit memos from Boeing as additional compensation for the hit from a temporary grounding of 737 MAX 9 jets, the carrier said on Friday.

The airline had received $162 million in cash as compensation from the planemaker in the first quarter.

An Alaska Airlines-operated MAX 9 jet experienced a mid-air cabin panel blowout in January, which led to the US Federal Aviation Administration grounding 171 of the aircraft for about three weeks.

The credit memos can be used to make future purchases at Boeing, Alaska said in its quarterly report on Friday.

An Alaska airlines Boeing 737 is taking off from Los Angeles International AirPort (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on March 6, 2024. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images) ORIG FILE ID : 2056666360

Boeing is also compensating United Airlines — a prominent customer — to address the financial damages related to the grounding.

The incident had forced United to temporarily suspend service on all 79 of its 737 MAX 9 aircraft, which resulted in a $200 million hit in the first quarter.

Reporting by Shivansh Tiwary, Reuters.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Boeing is paying for its 737 MAX 9 troubles. Here’s how much.