Virgin Australia’s CEO Resigns: What’s Next For The Airline?

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Recently I wrote about my frustrations as a long-time Virgin Australia customer and Velocity member, regarding Virgin’s continued refusal to join a global alliance and current lack of strategy and momentum. I’ve flown Virgin Australia more than any other airline (probably 100+ flights), held elite status in Velocity for many years, and earned and redeemed millions of Velocity points.

I evaluated the chances of the airline joining any of the ‘big 3’ global alliances, but noted that none were likely while current long-time CEO John Borghetti was in charge.

This is also partly to do with their complicated ownership structure, which is as follows: