Articles tagged “Scott Kirby”

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United CEO Reports No Deaths Among Vaccinated Staff Despite 3,000 Covid Cases

Far too many companies have been hesitant to require their workers to get vaccinated, but they need to look at United's success in keeping more of its staff members safe in the face of Covid to see that vaccine mandates work.

United CEO Reports No Deaths Among Vaccinated Staff Despite 3,000 Covid Cases

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United CEO Aims to Beat Margin-Leader Delta and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

In Skift's top stories this week, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby says the airline will beat margin leader Delta Air Lines by improving the passenger experience, Accor executives explain why the hotel giant has struggled to make inroads in the U.S., and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker expresses confidence that business travel will return to pre-pandemic levels.

United CEO Aims to Beat Margin-Leader Delta and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

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Remembering Hope Is Not a Strategy: Who United Airlines Needs Right Now

Scott Kirby takes over as United's CEO on May 20. Kirby is positioning himself as the rare leader in corporate America who tells the truth to employees and shareholders. Some people don't like him for it. But his comments are refreshing.

Remembering Hope Is Not a Strategy: Who United Airlines Needs Right Now

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United Airlines President No Longer Counting on Quick ‘Snap Back’

United Airlines is in great peril, losing $100 million in revenue per day. But its CEO-in-waiting is already thinking about how the airline can emerge stronger from this crisis. Let's see if he can pull it off.

United Airlines President No Longer Counting on Quick ‘Snap Back’

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U.S. Airlines Cut Flights as Many Corporations Limit Travel

Coronavirus is a disaster for U.S. airlines. Some executives compare its impact to the fallout after 9/11. The big question is how long will it last? Airlines hope the revenue dip will be short-term.

U.S. Airlines Cut Flights as Many Corporations Limit Travel

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United President Quashes Rumors He Might Jump Back to American Airlines

United's Scott Kirby has pledged to remain as president of the airline despite rumors to the contrary. But that won't quell talk about whether American Airlines' CEO Doug Parker will last through the year.

United President Quashes Rumors He Might Jump Back to American Airlines

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United Airlines Plays Up Its Denver Advantage as Global Routes Suffer

No doubt United President Scott Kirby has a high opinion of his talents. But he said United's Denver gamble would pay off. And by all accounts, it has.

United Airlines Plays Up Its Denver Advantage as Global Routes Suffer

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Did an Aggressive United Push Southwest Out of Newark Hub?

When United Airlines President Scott Kirby joined in 2016, he promised he'd boost share at Newark. Now Southwest is pulling out of Newark, citing a tough environment. Think this is a coincidence?

Did an Aggressive United Push Southwest Out of Newark Hub?

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United President Warns New Low-Cost Carriers Can’t Control Their Business Model

Network airlines have long sought to drive out low-cost carriers by matching fares in certain markets. But now, equipped with basic economy fares and other options, United Airlines' Kirby vows to match the fares of new entrants in a much more rigorous way.

United President Warns New Low-Cost Carriers Can’t Control Their Business Model

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United’s Focus on Revenue Gains Gives It an Edge Over Rivals

United President Scott Kirby and Chief Commericial Officer Andrew Nocella, who worked together at US Airways and American Airlines, deserve credit for the airline's turnaround. Then again, when they arrived United was a broken company, so there was probably only one way to go — up.

United’s Focus on Revenue Gains Gives It an Edge Over Rivals