• CNBC Dec 5, 2019

    United CEO Oscar Munoz to Step Down, President Scott Kirby Will Take Over

    United Airlines announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will turn over day-to-day management of the airline next spring to President Scott Kirby, who will become company’s chief executive officer. The change happens in May, when Munoz becomes executive chairman, succeeding Jane Garvey, who is retiring from the board. The announcement ends speculation Kirby could be hired to replace Doug Parker...

  • CEO Oct 14, 2019

    Costs Pile Up for Airlines as Boeing 737 Max Grounding Enters Eighth Month

    The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, now in its eighth month, is driving up costs for airlines as they cancel thousands more flights into 2020. American and United this week joined Southwest in removing the planes, grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes killed 346 people, from their schedules until January. Boeing executives have said they expect aviation...

  • CEO Jun 24, 2019

    American Airlines CEO Says Politics a Factor in Return of Boeing's 737 Max

    American Airlines is prepared to further delay returning the Boeing 737 Max to its schedule as regulators review the manufacturer’s safety updates before they allow the planes to fly again, a process that depends on political factors, the airline’s CEO, Doug Parker, told employees. The popular Boeing jet has been grounded worldwide since mid-March after two fatal crashes ⁠— one...

  • CEO May 24, 2019

    FAA Meets With International Regulators Over Boeing 737 Max

    Representatives from more 30 countries met with Federal Aviation Administration officials in Fort Worth Thursday to hear the U.S. regulator’s approach to determining how soon the Boeing 737 Max can resume flying.

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2019

    Grounded: United States Joins Nations Restricting Boeing 737 Max 8, Max 9

    The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people, a reversal for the U.S. after federal aviation regulators had maintained it had no data to show the jets are unsafe. The decision came hours after Canada joined some 40 other...

  • Facebook Feb 18, 2019

    Flight Attendants Union Demands Investigation of ‘Sexist' Skit Caught on Video

    A union that represents flight attendants is demanding American Airlines investigate a video of a skit depicting flight attendants dancing suggestively to attract passengers, the group said Sunday in a statement.

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    Airlines Ask Trump Not to Put Migrant Children on Flights

    American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their flights. The CEOs of both airlines said that the administration’s recent immigration policy of separating migrant families conflicts with their values. “We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to...

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