American Airlines CEO Doug Parker will retire next March and will be replaced by the airline’s current president, Robert Isomo.
DALLAS – American Airlines CEO Doug Parker will retire on March 31 and will be replaced by the airline’s current president, Robert Isom.
Parker has headed Texas-based American since late 2013, when it merged with smaller US Airways. He will remain as chairman, the American said.
Isom was previously American’s chief operating officer and served the same job under Parker at US Airways, where he was responsible for improving the airline’s on-time performance.
In a prepared statement on Tuesday, Parker said the US is “well positioned to take full advantage of our industry’s recovery” from the decline in travel due to the pandemic, and that now is the right time for a handoff that we planned. and prepared for it. ,