United Airlines’ Chief Executive Will Not Become Its Chairman

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Oscar Munoz, chief executive of United Airlines. Credit Richard Drew/Associated Press

United Continental Holdings, struggling to quell fallout from the forcible removal of a passenger from a flight, said its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, would no longer become chairman next year as planned, according to a filing on Friday.

United also said it would revise executive compensation based on the airline’s customer performance.

“Having an independent chairman of the board is a means to ensure that Mr. Munoz is able to more exclusively focus on his role as chief executive officer,” the company said in the filing, made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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