United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby recently spoke to airline employees via video call. Many employees were left a bit bewildered by Scott Kirby’s words. He talked about the importance of being profitable. He also added that we have to be at the top of the industry regarding profitability. Scott Kirby thinks it’s important for obvious reasons. Still, it’s also important because, in a crisis, national governments worldwide will support their airlines and ensure they can fly through the problem and be on the other side.
Then there were also the words that United wasn’t so much a capitalist concern as a government arm. He thinks that it may happen that in a crisis, governments will let two or three airlines fail because they don’t think they will need all the airlines.
Employees are told to cut costs and be productive because otherwise, the airline might not get a bailout the next time.
Kirby also said that United is ahead of Delta and Southwest in profitability for the first time in a decade. He insisted that everyone must keep up the excellent work and work even more complex and better to get people to choose United Airlines.