Boeing, Aviation Stocks Fall After Rough Start to Year for Air Travel


Updated Jan. 8, 2024 9:38 am ET

A burning inferno on the runway, followed four days later by a midair emergency involving a gaping hole in the side of the plane, isn’t the way the airline industry wanted to start 2024.

After a fraught 2023, in which safety specialists and regulators raised alarms about mounting risks, the air-travel business has experienced two near-catastrophic accidents already this year—one with multiple casualties.

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