AFA Statement on United Airlines New CEO Scott Kirby

CHICAGO (May 20, 2020) — Scott Kirby will become United Airlines CEO today. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) United President Ken Diaz, representing 25,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines, released the following statement:

"United Flight Attendants thank Oscar Munoz for centering United back on our people business. Focus on people will be more important than ever as we navigate the impact of COVID-19 on our airline and industry. We are in unprecedented times that will require Scott Kirby, Brett Hart and the entire executive team to work with our union. Scott's operations background will be crucial to bringing our airline back as quickly as possible. Our union will make sure management remembers there are real people behind the numbers. We look forward to working with Scott to get results that matter to the people of United Airlines and those who fly with us.”


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO represents nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines. AFA is the union that has advanced the Flight Attendant profession for 74 years, beating back discrimination and improving wages, benefits, working conditions, and aviation safety, health and security in the aircraft cabin. AFA also partners with the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at

News Desk

Latest News

See All »

Media Releases

See All »

Latest Tweets

Union Plus Benefits

union-plus.jpgUnion Plus Benefits for AFA-CWA Members!
AFA-CWA members are automatically eligible for the following Union Plus benefits and discounts.

More benefits »