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Struggling Virgin Australia hires airline's first female CEO

Jayne Hrdlicka replaces Paul Scurrah; the airline plans to target both premium corporate and budget travellers

Jayne Hrdlicka, the former chief executive of Jetstar Group, known for her prickly ties with unions in her roles at Jetstar and Qantas.


VIRGIN Australia Holdings chief executive Paul Scurrah will be replaced within weeks by Jayne Hrdlicka, the former head of Qantas' budget offshoot Jetstar, as new owner Bain looks to draw in more travellers with a "hybrid" strategy.

The management change at Virgin, to be...

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