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Recap: Doug Parker and Oscar Munoz Speak at Talks at GS

Goldman Sachs often invites executives from various industries for talks. This has been going for quite some time now, so the roster is quite large. The talks are more informal and have more of a talk show vibe than any sort of news interview, but they still reveal some interesting nuggets from the participants. Over the past two weeks, the talks brought two well-known aviation industry heavyweights to discuss everything from their heritage to their outlook on the industry. First,…

New United CEO Focuses on Push Towards Recovery

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has officially stepped down from his post at the airline. He will be replaced by Scott Kirby. Kirby, an industry veteran, is widely considered well equipped to lead United through the Coronavirus crisis, the worst in the airline’s history. In stepping down, Munoz will become…

United Gets Naming Rights for Historic Los Angeles Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a famous city landmark and venue in Downtown Los Angeles, will become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum in a $69 million naming rights agreement struck between United Airlines and the University of Southern California (USC), the coliseum’s operator. The Coliseum will assume its new name…

United Resolves Proxy Issue with Changes to Leadership

After a recent proxy battle involving both Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, United has given in to some demands and installed several new members to serve on the board for the airline. In United’s press release, Oscar Munoz, current CEO, stated “When taken together with substantial changes the…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

With the airline and aviation constantly changing, our team has begun a new series titled "This Week in Aviation." Each Monday morning we will give readers a quick outlook on what to expect for the upcoming week.  Continued Speculation About a Spirit and Frontier Merger Last week headliners were shocked…

Jeff Smisek Resigns and Oscar Munoz Becomes New CEO of…

Effective immediately, United Continental Holdings Inc. said that Jeff Smisek will resign from his position as chairman, president, chief executive officer, and as a director. In replacement, the company has appointed Oscar Munoz as president, chief executive officer, and as a board director. In a statement, United also said that…