United Airlines CEO has heart transplant, may return later than expected

January 6, 2016 11:01 PM

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United Airlines CEO has heart transplant, may return later than expected

United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) said in a news release that Chief Executive Oscar Munoz underwent a heart transplant on Wednesday and may return to the helm of the second-largest U.S. airline later than expected.

United's top officer has been on medical leave since October when he suffered a heart attack, with a planned return in the first quarter. However, United said on Wednesday Munoz now will come back to the company at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter. It added that th...

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