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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:12 PM

United says 2,700 jobs it cut during the pandemic likely won't return

United Airlines said the 2,700 corporate jobs it has cut since the coronavirus pandemic began likely won’t return, even as CEO Scott Kirby said the airline is starting to see the “light at the end of the tunnel.”

“The next 12 to 15 months are still going to be difficult and the recovery will not be a straight line. But we’ve done what we believe it takes to get through,” Kirby said during a call with analysts discussing the company’s third-quarter results. “We can see the recovery on the horizon and our attention can now be firmly focused there.”

Still, United executives said they continue to believe demand for air travel will plateau at around half of last year’s levels until a vaccine is widely available. Even when that happens, white-collar jobs that were cut as the airline worked to slash costs may not return, the airline said.

United said last month it would lay off 1‚400 management and administrative employees, after 1,300 left voluntarily earlier this year.


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