United Airlines Warns of $2.1 Billion Coronavirus-Related Loss

Carrier has applied to borrow up to $4.5 billion under Treasury stimulus program

As plans emerge to reopen parts of the U.S. economy, a new WSJ/NBC News poll shows the majority of Americans think it will be a long time before the economy can return to normal. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: G. Ronald Lopez/ZUMA Wire

28365365体育投注 United Airlines Holdings Inc. expects to report a $2.1 billion pretax loss in the first quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic decimated demand.

The results are the first indication of the severity of the impact that travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and growing fears of travel had on airlines as they accelerated in the last month of the quarter. United said it lost about $100 million in revenue a day in the last two weeks of March compared with the previous year, and plans to cancel all but 10% of flying in May to...