Podcast: What’s the real story behind Scurrah’s Virgin exit?

written by Robyn Tongol | October 21, 2020
Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah with staff when his appointment was announced in March 2019. (Virgin Australia)
Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah with staff when his appointment was announced in March 2019. (Virgin Australia)

Earlier this month, the Australian Aviation team welcomed Virgin chief executive Paul Scurrah onto this podcast to talk about his plans for the airline. And now, out of nowhere, he’s announced his exit.

This week, a bemused Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss just what might or might not have happened. Did owners Bain do the dirty or do we need to give the new CEO the benefit of the doubt? Are the unions giving the new approach a fair go, or rightly standing their ground? And what does this mean for the industry?

Plus, the team talk more about the chaos and confusion caused by the one-way travel bubble with New Zealand. Who exactly is to blame, or is this just an unprecedented situation?

Finally, as Microsoft Flight Simulator gets its Harbour Bridge, Adam and Phil ask why it was omitted in the first place.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Australian Aviation team.

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Podcast: What’s the real story behind Scurrah’s Virgin exit? Comment

  • Anton

    says:

    Don’t tell me that Virgin Australia is playing dirty tricks to Qantas and REX Airlines. It can’t go back to a full service carrier because of over-expensive leased aircraft!!!

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