2,250 pilots are at risk of furlough this year at United
United Airlines could furlough 36,000 of its U.S.-based frontline employees by Oct. 1.
United Airlines is preparing for a potential furlough of employees effective Oct. 1 due to reduced demand.
The largest U.S. air carriers have all signed letters of intent on federal loans to help them weather the novel coronavirus, with United Airlines warning employees on Tuesday that a surge in outbreaks was hitting bookings, threatening a travel rebound and jobs.
Five additional U.S. air carriers - Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines - plan to seek federal loans amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Treasury said on Tuesday.
United Airlines told employees to prepare to receive notifications of potential furloughs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as the WARN Act, as soon as this week.
About 15 million Americans are expected to travel by plane this summer.
It said face covers are one of the most important ways to stay safe in the airport.
United Airlines Holdings Inc. will increase its flights in August to about 40% of what they were last year, representing growth over June and July as customers slowly return to flying after the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
United will resume operating twice-weekly flights between San Francisco International Airport and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport via Seoul's Incheon International Airport beginning July 8.
U.S. traffic trends have been slower to resume as a result of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The trade union has previously urged the TSA to add temperature checks to standard security screenings for the traveling public at airports amid the global outbreak of COVID-19.
Vice President Pence will host the meeting with other U.S. officials.
United Airlines, which is trying to rebound from a decline in passenger travel, is mandating passengers wear masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on flights.
United Airlines added more incentives to its voluntary exit package that would now give frontline employees health credit.
American and United had already begun requiring passengers and flight attendants to wear face coverings while onboard aircraft to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The move is a first for major U.S. airlines, which are trying to rebound from a decline in passenger travel, in providing self-administered health assessment for travelers.
The Trump Administration said that it will now limit Chinese passenger airlines to two flights per week.
While some rivals are capping the number of seats sold on an aircraft, United is giving passengers the option to re-book if their flight is full or nearly full.
The airline previously announced it would require staff and passengers to wear face covers.