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United Airlines Names New President

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced today that Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines. Kirby, who previously held the position of president with American Airlines, will manage United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.

“Scott is a proven leader, whose deep airline experience and expertise will further accelerate our efforts to build the best airline in the industry,” said Oscar Munoz, CEO of United. “Scott’s appointment, along with other recent leadership announcements, is the culmination of the formation of my senior leadership team. This is just the latest step in our mission to be an agile and innovative industry leader.”

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edgewood49 August 30, 2016

You know he's a airplane guy beginning with the Air Force Academy a proven leader. I think it's a great move on UA's part. If you know how to lead and manage one can run most any company, and with his background and youth it works for me. I for one will keep an eye on UA and if I see improvements will consider moving my company business over to them.

kulflyer August 30, 2016

No more bonuses to be had for cost cutting at AA, so it's time to make another run at UA.

FlyingWithers August 30, 2016

Holy Cow. What a gig! The former president if AA is paid money and stock upon leaving and moves to UA. Whoa. What an interesting airline experience.

Irpworks August 30, 2016

That's right, hire the guy from an equally bad airline.

manstein58 August 30, 2016

Nice. Airplane guy helps railroad guy