United Airlines names chief communications officer

United Airlines has announced Josh Earnest has been named senior vice president and chief communications officer, the company said.

Earnest will be responsible for developing the company´s global communications strategy, a world-class team to execute it, working closely with the company´s leadership to shape the airline´s public image and serving as the company´s chief spokesman.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. For more information, visit united.com or follow @United on Twitter.