In airline news, Virgin Atlantic has named Craig Kreeger the company’s new CEO to assume the helm as of February 1st.
Kreeger joins Virgin from competing carrier American Airlines, where he held various positions over the past 27 years. The release from Virgin Atlantic, as well as all their social media announcements, reflect a super positive attitude toward the new chief of Richard Branson’s now famously attractive air carrier. The new CEO succeeds Steve Ridgway, who will help Kreeger make the transition before the former boss retires.
A graduate of the University of California in San Diego, who holds and MBA from UCLA as well, Kreeger became an analyst for American Airlines way back in 1985. Just as Virgin and Delta finalize an agreement for Trans-Atlantic flights, Kreeger received a warm welcome from Richard Branson as well:
“We are thrilled to welcome Craig to Virgin Atlantic – he is the right person to succeed Steve Ridgway at this dynamic and challenging time for our airline. We believe Craig has the experience and passion to drive Virgin Atlantic forward and capitalise on the opportunities created by our new venture with Delta Airlines.”
About Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways is one of the world’s most popular long haul airlines. Founder back in 1984, the airline currently operates 38 aircraft between destinations worldwide. The carrier serves to ten US cities as well as Vancouver to London, and other long range destinations around the world.