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United Airlines third-quarter revenue drops 78%

Oct 14 (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Wednesday its total revenue dropped 78% in the third quarter, slowing from an about 87% plunge in the previous quarter as demand for air travel gradually recovered from the coronavirus crisis.

The airline’s daily cash burn fell to $25 million on an average in the quarter ended September, from $40 million in the second quarter, and included $4 million per day in severance and debt payments.

United said its quarterly adjusted loss was $2.37 billion, or $8.16 per share, compared with adjusted net income of $1 billion, or $4.07 per share, a year earlier.

The company reported revenue of $2.49 billion and said it had liquidity of $19.4 billion as of the end of the third quarter. (Reporting by Tracy Rucinski in Chicago and Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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