Articles tagged “Scott Kirby”

United Airlines President Expects U.S. Action Against Gulf Carriers Someday

United Airlines President Expects U.S. Action Against Gulf Carriers Someday

Brian Sumers, Skift

This Open Skies debate never goes away, does it? So far, the Trump administration hasn't treated it much differently than the Obama administration, at least publicly. We'll have to see whether it eventually takes a tougher stance.

3 weeks ago

United Airlines President: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

United Airlines President: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is there a more honest airline executive than United's Scott Kirby? Probably not. But that's a good thing. United's 2015 decision to leave New York JFK was a head-scratcher, and it's nice to see new management calling it a mistake.

5 months ago

United Airlines Is on the Offensive Under New President Scott Kirby

United Airlines Is on the Offensive Under New President Scott Kirby

David Koenig, Associated Press

Scott Kirby has worked in top jobs for a long time, at US Airways, American, and now at United. He has a playbook, and it includes adding domestic flights to strengthen hubs and improve connectivity for passengers. It has worked elsewhere, and should work at United.

7 months ago

Investors Place Big Bets on the New United Airlines President

Investors Place Big Bets on the New United Airlines President

Michael Sasso , Bloomberg

United's stock is up 54 percent since August 29, when it hired former American Airlines executive Scott Kirby as its president. Many analysts believe Kirby is responsible for much of that spike. That's a lot faith to have in one executive, but given Kirby's track record at American and US Airways, it's probably warranted.

8 months ago

United’s New President Shows Why Airlines Hire Insiders as Senior Executives

United’s New President Shows Why Airlines Hire Insiders as Senior Executives

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines prefer not to take risks with most of their senior hires, which makes sense, because the industry is more complicated than most.

1 year ago