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  • United Airlines expects to be a big winner off post pandemic international travel, it said on Thursday, as other airlines retire large planes from their fleets or retreat from long haul markets.

  • Chicago based United has been turning up the heat and lobbing the new US administration to reopen borders for people who test negative for covert 19 before travel or have been vaccinated.

  • The largest U.

  • S operator of international flights has taken a battering during the pandemic that brought international travel to a screeching halt.

  • The US president, Joe Biden, has signaled he plans to maintain Ah ban on most travelers from Europe and Brazil, as well as enforcing a quarantine for all international air passengers who touched down on U.

  • S soil.

  • Biden has moved swiftly to ramp up testing vaccinations and enforce mask wearing measures that are key to fighting the pandemic and restore confidence to air travel.

  • And when more planes do start taking to the skies again, passengers can expect fewer flight options.

  • One of those changes may be fewer large business class cabins on wide body aircraft as airlines in Europe trim long haul jets such as Norwegian Air that announced last week it will end its transatlantic flights.

  • United has been revamping its business class product and kept its fleet largely intact.

  • United chief executive said it could expect travel demand to snap back to around 90% of 2019 levels and expects profit margins in 2023.

United Airlines expects to be a big winner off post pandemic international travel, it said on Thursday, as other airlines retire large planes from their fleets or retreat from long haul markets.

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United Airlines says well-placed for post-pandemic growth as rivals shed big planes from fleets

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