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FACTBOX-U.S. airlines raise cash burn estimates as COVID-19 pain continues

 (Adds Southwest's raised cash burn forecast)
    Dec 16 (Reuters) - Several U.S. airlines have raised their
daily cash burn forecast due to this year's coronavirus-driven
collapse in travel, as a batch of new lockdowns and advisories
discourage Christmas and New Year flying.
    Here is how much cash some prominent U.S. carriers are
burning every day. 

 AIRLINE  DAILY    PREVIO  CURREN  LIQUIDITY          DEBT
 S        CASH     US      T                          
          BURN IN  CASH    CASH                       
          Q3       BURN    BURN                       
                   FORECA  FORECA                     
                   ST      ST                         
 AMERICA  $44 mln  $25     Sees    Ended Q3 with      $30.08 bln
 N        on       mln-$3  cash    about $13.6 bln    in
 AIRLINE  average  0 mln   burn    in total           long-term
 S                 per     at      available          debt and
                   day in  high    liquidity          finance
                   Q4      end of                     leases,
                           $25                        net of
                           mln-$3                     current
                           0 mln                      maturities
                           per                        , as of
                           day                        Sept. 30
                           range                      
                           in Q4                      
 DELTA    $24 mln          Says    Ended Q3 with      $34.9 bln
 AIR      on               slowdo  $21.6 bln in       in total
 LINES    average          wn      liquidity          debt and
                           pressu                     finance
                           red                        lease
                           cash                       obligation
                           burn                       s as of
                           by                         Sept. 30
                           about                      
                           $2 mln                     
                           per                        
                           day                        
                           and                        
                           now                        
                           expect                     
                           s                          
                           about                      
                           $12                        
                           mln to                     
                           $14                        
                           mln                        
                           per                        
                           day in                     
                           Q4                         
                                                      
 SOUTHWE  $16 mln  $10     About   Ended Q3 with      $10.14 bln
 ST                mln to  $12     $15.6 bln in       in
 AIRLINE           $11     mln     total liquidity    long-term
 S                 mln     per                        debt less
                   per     day in                     current
                   day in  Q4                         maturities
                   Q4                                 as of
                                                      Sept. 30
 SPIRIT   $2.3             About   Ended Q3 with      $3.07 bln
 AIRLINE  mln on           $2 mln  $2.1 bln in        in
 S        average          per     unrestricted       long-term
 <SAVE.N                   day in  cash, cash         debt and
 >                         Q4      equivalents and    finance
                                   short-term         leases,
                                   investment         less
                                   securities         current
                                                      maturities
                                                      as of
                                                      Sept.30
                                                      
 UNITED   $25 mln  $15     $24     Ended Q3 with      $22.30 bln
 AIRLINE  on       mln to  mln to  about  $19.4 bln   in
 S        average  $20     $26     in total           long-term
                   mln in  mln     available          debt as of
                   Q4      per     liquidity          Sept. 30
                           day in                     
                           Q4                         
 
 (Compiled by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay
Dwivedi and Rashmi Aich)
  
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