January 21, local time, United Airlines said at its financial meeting that the company had a net loss of $7.1 billion in 2020.
United said it expects to provide voluntary coronavirus testing to all passengers after February.
United Airlines is currently working with local governments to classify flight attendants as essential workers in vaccinations, “taking into account the safety of both their and the safety of other passengers”.
United Airlines noted that passenger traffic is expected to decline by at least 51 percent in 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2019.
Even after the vaccine is distributed, aviation operational requirements will take 18 to 24 months to recover.
United Airlines executives said they expect a “inflection point” for the tourism industry to recover in the second half of 2021, depending on how quickly the vaccine is distributed.