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An Aecon construction site stands near the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto on July 10, 2020.Joe O'Connal/The Canadian Press

Aecon Group Inc. swung to a loss in the second quarter, as some construction projects were slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its stake in Bermuda’s airport operations was hurt by a suspension of flights.

The Toronto-based construction firm says it lost $6.2-million for the period ended June 30, compared with a $20.4-million profit a year earlier.

That translated into a loss of 10 cents per dilute share, down from a profit of 31 cents a share in the prior year’s quarter.

Revenues dropped 10 per cent to $779.4-million, from $867.3-million.

Aecon was expected to lose 11 cents a share on $693.5-million of revenues, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

Nonetheless, its backlog reached a record $7.25-billion by the end of the quarter, up from $6.75-billion as of June 30, 2019.

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