Alaska Airlines should return to profitability in the third quarter of 2021, said CEO Ben Minicucci, as vaccination has pushed leisure bookings back to pre-pandemic demand. "I've been in this industry for 25 years — I've never seen such a dramatic swing and financial recovery," Minicucci said. Business travel is still lagging for the carrier, Minicucci added, reaching 25% of pre-pandemic demand with a projected recovery building into 2022.
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