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The US Airline United Airlines has significantly reduced its loss in the fourth quarter despite problems in view of the new virus variant Omikron.

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The bottom line was a minus of $ 646 million (569 million euros), as United announced by US Stock Exchange. In the same period of the previous year, the company was due to large loads due to the Corona pandemic with 1.9 billion dollars in the red numbers.


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Meanwhile, travel traffic has returned better and the business has recovered again. Sales in the final quarter rose by around 140 percent year-on-year to $ 8.2 billion and thus exceeded the expectations of analysts. However, the proceeds are still nearly a quarter below the level of 2019 - in front of the corona crisis. The pandemic is likely to continue to burden air traffic, according to United.

"While Omikron dampens the demand at short notice, we remain optimistic overlooking the spring," United Board Chief Scott Kirby said loud press release. After the summer, the situation should be relaxed. The worst seems to have overcome United: Throughout the past year, the airline increased sales by over 60 percent to $ 24.6 billion. The loss decreased from $ 7.1 billion in the previous year to 2.0 billion.

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