Just five months after returning from medical leave from a heart transplant, and about a year after taking over United Continental, Oscar Munoz is moving full steam ahead.
"I think it's a group that at a point in time, we may have the best board in the industry, along with the best management team. So we are ready to go," Munoz said.
In an interview with Jim Cramer, Munoz said he understands the headwinds that a cyclical industry like airlines faces. Before joining United, Munoz worked at railroad giant CSX Corp for more than a decade.
"My job, our job, the new team's job is to prepare for all sorts of the ups and downs. And right now we are facing a little bit of headwind with regards to the economy and fuel," Munoz said. "That is why you put a great team together, that's why you put a strategy that takes care of all the different sort of cyclical events, and then when it pops up you're ready to go."