Kirby started his career at the Pentagon and in the technology sector and earned bachelor degrees in computer science and operations research.
United Continental Holdings (UAL) announced Monday that Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines.
In this newly created role, Kirby will assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.
Kirby’s appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Oscar Munoz, United’s CEO. Kirby joins United from American Airlines, where he held the title of president since the merger of American and US Airways in 2013.
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Kirby started his career at the Pentagon and in the technology sector and earned bachelor degrees in computer science and operations research from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in operations research from George Washington University.
“I am honored to be joining United,” said Kirby.
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents.