Latest Doug Parker News

FACT FOCUS: Masks help curb spread of COVID-19 on planes

Dec. 17, 2021 20:54 PM EST

The CEO of a major airline suggested during a congressional hearing this week that face masks provide little value on planes — a claim that was quickly amplified online. Citing high-quality filtration systems aboard planes, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly stated that “masks...

Airlines face shortage of pilots, other workers, execs say

Dec. 15, 2021 20:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines are having trouble hiring pilots, flight attendants and other personnel, and that's part of what is causing canceled flights and scrapping of service to some airports, executives told legislators on Wednesday. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said a...

American CEO Parker becomes latest airline chief to exit

Dec. 07, 2021 08:36 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines CEO Doug Parker will retire in March and be replaced by its current president, Robert Isom, as the airline seeks to rebuild after massive losses caused by the pandemic. Parker, 60, has led Texas-based American since late 2013, when he engineered a...

American, Southwest post Q3 profits with help from taxpayers

Oct. 21, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted third-quarter profits thanks to federal pandemic aid – smaller Alaska Airlines turned the trick even without money from taxpayers – and they expect planes to be packed over the holidays. Still, the...

American Airlines posts $169 million profit on taxpayer help

Oct. 21, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is reporting a third-quarter profit of $169 million after collecting nearly $1 billion in federal pandemic aid, and it expects big crowds and more flights during the upcoming holidays. The airline felt the late-summer impact of...