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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Virgin Atlantic Appoints New CEO

Virgin Atlantic has selected former American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger as its new CEO.

Kreeger will succeed current CEO Steve Ridgway, who is retiring at the end of February after 11 years as the airline chief.

Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson called Kreeger the right person to succeed Ridgway “at this dynamic and challenging time for our airline.”

In December Delta Air Lines purchased a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines.

(Craig Kreeger, photo courtesy of Virgin Atlantic)

“I am delighted to be taking on the role of Virgin Atlantic’s chief executive. It is a great airline renowned for its customer service and innovation. I have been competing with it for many years but have always admired its laser focus on its people, its products and its customers. I am looking forward to working with the Virgin Atlantic team to build on Steve’s achievements and create the next exciting chapter,” said Kreeger. More 

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