United Airlines defers long-haul A350 jets
Passenger revenue for each seat flown a mile could rise as much as 1 percent or fall by the same magnitude this quarter, United said in a statement Tuesday as it reported earnings.
That trailed a recent forecast by Delta Air Lines Inc., which predicted an increase of at least 2.5 percent.
United’s weaker outlook followed a second quarter in which United worked to recover from a public-relations fiasco after passenger David Dao was dragged from a plane in Chicago, suffering a broken nose and other injuries.
The airline is also contending with financial pressure from a seat glut on routes to Asia, which is weighing on the financial forecast. ■