Virgin Atlantic has announced it is to lower about 3,000 positions in the Uk and close its operation at Gatwick airport.
The shock announcement arrives right after rival British Airways claimed it could not rule out closing its Gatwick operation. Pilots’ union Balpa described it as “devastating”.
Many airlines have been having difficulties as the coronavirus pandemic has brought global vacation to a digital standstill.
The airline currently employs a full of about 10,000 persons.
It states that the work opportunities will be missing across the board.
Virgin Atlantic, which is in the approach of applying for unexpected emergency loans from the federal government, also programs to reduce the measurement of its fleet of aircraft from 45 to 35 by the summer of 2022.
It hopes to restore about 60% of its pre-pandemic flying ability by the close of 2020.