Virgin Atlantic Announces Possible Redundancies Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Airline Could Move its Operations from Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow


London-based Virgin Atlantic airline has announced that it may cut 3150 jobs if the pandemic persists. The airline may also be forced to shift its London Gatwick airport operations to London Heathrow to minimize operational costs.

“Virgin Atlantic’s decision to reduce its workforce is part of a plan that will see the airline become a significantly smaller version of its pre-COVID-19 self after this pandemic,” an aviation expert said.

While the airline awaits either the government or private rescue, it has to preserve cash if it has to survive the pandemic.

Airlines across the world have grounded their fleets due to lockdowns and border closures. The resulting collapse of the air travel industry has since caused job losses.

Last week, British Airways announced 12,000 potential redundancies.

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