Over 90% of business travelers plan to return to travel, including international travel, in the second half of this year, according to Andrew Nocella, chief commercial officer for United Airlines, speaking on a second quarter earnings call. He said business travel is now down 60% compared with pre-pandemic levels after an “inflection point” in June. He said the carrier expects two more inflection points in business demand — one at the end of the summer and one in January. He said business demand is expected to improve and be down about 40% to 45% versus 2019 by the end of the third quarter. Scott Kirby, CEO, said the airline has not seen any impact at all on bookings as a result of the COVID-19 Delta variant, with bookings continuing to get stronger every week. He said the most likely outcome is that a continuing recovery in demand will continue largely unabated. Kirby said 84% of MileagePlus members said they were fully vaccinated at the end of June.