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United CEO says mask wearing will help demand, calls planes 'uniquely safe'

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"To get back to that 50 per cent level, I think we're going to have to get people understanding that flying somewhere instead of getting in a car and driving for 13 hours, you're safer actually flying. And I very, very much believe that to be the case," CEO Scott Kirby told investors.

[CHICAGO] United Airlines' chief executive said on Wednesday that lessons learned about preventing the spread of Covid-19, including wearing masks, will underpin a recovery in travel demand and called airplanes "a uniquely safe environment."

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