DALLAS (AP/CBS) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline’s handling of a passenger-dragging incident, received $18.7 million in compensation last year, more than triple the year before.
The airline, however, announced the company will not be promoting Munoz to chairman chairman, as the company had planned.READ MORE: Community Leaders Try To Find Home For Mural Dedicated To Murdered Young Activist
Most of Munoz’s compensation was in stock. The company said Friday in a regulatory filing that about $6.8 million of the total was related to a signing bonus that Munoz was promised in 2016.
Munoz was widely faulted for his early responses to the April 9 incident on board a United Express plane.READ MORE: Memorial Held For Beloved Barber Gunned Down On The Job In Lawndale
He first blamed the 69-year-old passenger who was dragged off by airport security officers, but later apologized repeatedly for United’s handling of the situation.
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