FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo, cars are driven near Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. Boeing says it will resume production of its commercial airplanes in phases at its Seattle area facilities next week after suspending operations in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says 27,000 of its employees will return to work under new measures put in place to keep people safe and fight the spread of the virus. Employees for the 737, 747, 767 and 777 airplanes will return as early as Monday, April 20, with most returning to work by Tuesday, officials said. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
SEATTLE — Boeing said Thursday it will restart production of its commercial airplanes next week in the Seattle area, putting about 27,000 people back to work after operations were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.