United Hires Former American Airlines President

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United has named Scott Kirby its new president, just a few days after Kirby finished his tenure as president of American Airlines.

In the newly-created role, Kirby will assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.

Kirby’s departure had been announced last week by American, where he was succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom; he had served as president since the merger of American and US Airways in 2013.

Kirby will report to United CEO Oscar Munoz.

“Scott is a proven leader, whose deep airline experience and expertise will further accelerate our efforts to build the best airline in the industry,” Munoz said. “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.”

United has been expanding its Caribbean network in the last year.

— Caribbean Journal Staff

 

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