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United CEO Sees ‘Huge Desire’ Fueling U.S. Air Travel Rebound

  • Scott Kirby says business travel still lagging leisure
  • Slow hiring for airport infrastructure is straining system

Leisure travel on U.S. airlines now exceeds pre-pandemic levels and severely depressed business flying is expected to begin returning in the fall, United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s chief executive officer said.

Air travel to many international destinations remains lower because of restrictions, but trans-Atlantic travel should break records by next summer, United chief Scott Kirby said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.