Southwest Airlines continues to negotiate with Boeing over damage caused by the grounding of the 737 Max.
Southwest Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly said Monday in a note to employees that the airline is considering ways to share the compensation with workers.
Kelly didn't give details about the negotiations with Boeing.
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Southwest has the world's biggest fleet of Boeing 737s, including 34 Max jets and more on order. It has taken the planes out of its schedule through Jan. 5 -- longer than American and United.
Boeing said it does not comment on arrangements with particular customers, but it said in a statement that "we will continue to work closely with them to reach a fair and reasonable outcome."
Max jets have been grounded since March, after two deadly accidents. Boeing hopes to get them flying again later this year.
Boeing took a $4.9 billion after-tax charge in the second quarter to cover Max-related compensation to airlines. Boeing delivered nearly 400 of the planes before they were grounded.