United CEO says travel demand unlikely to recover until vaccine is widely distributed
A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco.
Louis Nastro | Reuters
The CEO of United Airlines said on Sunday that a recovery for the aviation industry will have to wait until a Covid-19 vaccine is approved and widely available, a milestone he said the company projects the country will reach toward the end of 2021.
“I hope that happens sooner, but our guess is that’s the end of next year,” Scott Kirby said during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Kirby’s comments are in line with predictions made by Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the country’s leading experts on infectious diseases. But they contrast to recent statements made by President Donald Trump, who has suggested that the U.S. will soon return to normal as he makes …continued .
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