United Announces CEO Oscar Munoz Will Not Be Chairman Next Year
United Airlines' CEO Oscar Munoz will not be the chairman of the company next year, according to a federal filing on Friday.
The news comes on the heels of series of damaging events for the airline. Earlier this month, a passenger was violently dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat for a crew member.
Video of the incident prompted outrage, which was only exacerbated after Munoz made an initial statement that referred to “re-accommodating” passengers.
Despite continued outrage — and additional horror stories from other passengers — Munoz promised not to fire any employees and insisted that he himself would not resign.
Now, Munoz has been dismissed from consideration for the position of the company’s chairman.