Virgin Atlantic Appoints Shai Weiss as CEO

By Anna Breuer on 21 June 2018
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DSC_0759 (2)Virgin Atlantic Airways announced the appointment of Shai Weiss to the position of chief executive officer.

Mr. Weiss is currently the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer as well as a member of its board of directors. Outgoing CEO Craig Kreeger will remain in his position until the end of 2018 and assist with the transition.

Referring to Mr. Weiss, Sir Richard Branson, the airline’s founder, said that “his drive, commitment and passion mean the airline and our amazing people are in great hands.”

The new CEO has been with Virgin Atlantic since 2012, first as a member of the board of directors and later as chief financial officer. He was appointed to his current position in January 2017.

The appointment comes as Virgin is embarking on “a new and exciting chapter: combining the existing joint ventures between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta with the joint venture between Virgin Atlantic and Delta, into a single expanded joint venture partnership,” said Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta.

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