Airline Execs Now See Accelerated Full Business Travel Recovery

Skift Take

Optimism is in the air among United, British Airways, and other airlines. Rightfully so.

“By far the biggest and most impactful question being debated is the question about business travel returning,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “Put me firmly in the camp it is going to return in full.”

Kirby made the comments as part of a panel of executives that included bosses at British Airways and Easyjet on a CarTrawler webinar Wednesday. They echoed comments Kirby has made on recent investor calls.

The optimism impacts United’s thinking about its fleet.

“A number of our competitors