United Airlines

Airlines eye federal loans as COVID surge threatens demand, jobs

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.

COVID-19 resurgence threatens travel rebound

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.

United Airlines adding nearly 25,000 flights in August

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.