The Chicago-based carrier may need to furlough roughly 3,900 pilots due to a worsening outlook for the airline industry, according to an internal memo.
United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry.
United Airlines announced it will strengthen mandatory mask policies to further hinder the spread of COVID-19 and help continue to keep passengers and crew safe.
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The airline’s president, J. Scott Kirby, will succeed Munoz as chief executive in May 2020.