Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Charter and Cargo - Niche airline businesses delivering low risk, high margin revenue

Merren McArthur, Chief Executive, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Cargo,

14th Mar 2018  02:00 pm - 03:00 pm LS 1090, Abercrombie Building (H70)

Abstract: Chief Executive of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Merren McArthur will present a comprehensive overview of the services that Virgin Australia provides in regional Australia, including key trends in the charter and cargo markets.

Biography: Merren is CEO of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, a regional airline based in Perth whose primary focus is the provision of charter services to the mining industry. She is also CEO of Virgin Australia Cargo, a newly created subsidiary of the Virgin Australia Group. Since joining Virgin Australia in 2008, she has held a series of diverse executive roles at the airline. She was responsible for developing Virgin Australia’s international alliance strategy, establishing alliances with Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Delta Airlines and Etihad Airways to create an international network of 400 destinations.    Prior to joining Virgin Australia Merren held executive roles in a variety of industries, including Executive Partner at a national law firm, Deputy State Solicitor of Western Australia and Chief Advisor for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

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