Virgin Atlantic names new CEO

Virgin Atlantic names new CEO
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Virgin Atlantic has named American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger as its next CEO, with driving the carrier's recently-announced alliance with Delta among his key tasks.

Kreeger, a senior vice president at AA, will join the airline on February 1. He was chosen ahead of internal candidate Julie Southern, the chief comercial officer.

Virgin Atlantic president Richard Branson said Kreeger was the "right person" to succeed Steve Ridgway "at this dynamic and challenging time".

"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 Air Lines," he said.

Virgin's alliance with Delta will see the US carrier buy 49% of the British airline.

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