United Airlines CEO, Glenn Tilton delivered (11-Feb-2010) a speech to the UK Aviation club in London, calling on governments to continue industry liberalisation and cease creating a "protectionist environment", warning that unless governments do so "our future is not likely to be materially different from our past." [more]
United Airlines: "We are indeed a global industry. We bring the world closer together, yet we are constrained by anachronistic restrictions that preclude us from using business tools and options available to virtually every other industry for cross border ventures, investment, business alliances, mergers and acquisitions...We are a global industry that powers the global economy. It is time that government enables our ability to function as such, rather than inhibit us. Treat us like any other global business, and our customers, our employees, our investors, the cities and economies we serve, and ultimately governments will all benefit," Glenn Tilton, CEO. Source: UK Aviation Club, 11-Feb-2010.