J. Scott Kirby


United Airlines


Scott Kirby is president of United. In this role, Scott is responsible for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.

Prior to United, Scott was president of American Airlines, since the company merged with US Airways in 2013. Scott is a well-known industry veteran, with a broad and accomplished three-decade airline career with senior leadership roles at America West and US Airways, where he was named president in 2006. Kirby started his career at the Pentagon and in the technology sector.

Scott has bachelor degrees in computer science and operations research from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in operations research from George Washington University. He is married and has six children.