Virgin Atlantic (VS) CEO Steve Ridgway has announced he will retire in spring 2013, after 12 years in the position. A successor has not been named. His announcement comes as the long-haul carrier bids to enter the short-haul market with its attempts to win licenses for domestic UK services, as well as a new route to Moscow (ATW Daily News, Aug. 20). VS is also engaged in a major re-equipment program, shedding Airbus A340s in favor of A330s, with Boeing 787s due to arrive over the next ...

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