September 22, 2008

Virgin Blue Appoints New Independent Director

Australian airline Virgin Blue has appointed Mark Vaile as a non-executive independent board director of the company.

Mr Vaile joins the Virgin Blue board after a career as a federal parliamentarian during which he served in positions including deputy prime minister, minister for transport and regional development and minister for trade.

Brett Godfrey, CEO of Virgin Blue, said: "Mark's appointment is both timely and appropriate for Virgin Blue as we embark upon significant expansion, including the addition of new regional routes and flights and long haul international operations through our international airline V Australia."