United hires president dropped by American

August 29, 2016 9:55 PM

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American Airlines parted ways with a key executive, Scott Kirby, and rival United Airlines immediately picked him up, the airlines announced separately Monday.

American's board announced its decision to have Robert Isom, the chief operating officer, replace Kirby as president as part of a long-range leadership plan because members didn't believe they could keep the team of CEO Doug Parker, Isom and Kirby together "for an extended period" according to a boa...

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