Family Of Hospitalized United Airlines CEO Says He Will Make A ‘Healthy Recovery’

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The family of United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz told the airline’s employees on Monday they expected him to have a “healthy recovery.” They provided no further details.

The company’s new 56-year-old CEO suffered from a heart attack last week. Munoz had been on the job less than two months when he was hospitalized.

Officials at United have refused to talk about Munoz’s condition or discuss a possible interim replacement.

In an email obtained by Reuters the letter from the CEO’s family reads, “We continue to read your words of encouragement and know that our spirits remain high as we look forward to a healthy recovery.”

The company recently said it will finish on Monday the “corporate governance process” brought about by Munoz’s hospitalization.

Analyst’s believe Jim Compton, the airline’s chief revenue officer, is seen as a logical candidate for interim CEO.

Munoz spent his first month on the job traversing the United States to meet with workers and flyers for input on how to improve the airline. He was expected to push for a conclusion to contract talks with flight attendants and maintenance workers, a process that has been stalled by years.


Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

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