United Announces CEO Oscar Munoz Will Not Be Chairman Next Year
But he reportedly gave up the seat voluntarily.
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.
According to Reuters, the decision was initiated by Munoz, who "desires to remove the provisions...related to the future appointment of Executive as Chairman of the Board," and to leave “future determinations” about the position to the board.