• Could leader of CLT's biggest airline be in line for departure?

    By: Jen Wilson, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Might days be numbered for the CEO of Charlotte’s dominant airline to remain at the helm? 

    That’s a question posed by a CNBC report that notes American Airlines Group Inc. is struggling with a sliding stock price, labor woes and unhappy customers amid lengthy delays and increased cancellations. Just this morning, news reports indicated more schedule shifts for AA are inevitable as the busy holiday travel season approaches, as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max airliner continues.

    [READ MORE: American pushes back expected return of 737 Max planes to January]

    All of that is putting pressure on chief executive Doug Parker, who has already led the carrier and its predecessors for some 18 years -- substantially longer than the typical tenure for a corporate CEO, according to the news service.

    For his part, Parker said he’s focused on growing the company’s big, profitable hubs — like the one at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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