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Virgin Atlantic are to cut 3,150 jobs and stop using Gatwick Airport

Airliner ‘Virgin Atlantic’ have announced that 3,150 jobs will be lost and that they would move their Gatwick operations to Heathrow Airport following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virgin Atlantic CEO ‘Shai Weiss’ stated “We have weathered many storms since our first flight 36 years ago, but none has been as devastating as Covid-19 – now is the time for further action to reduce our costs, preserve cash and to protect as many jobs as possible”.

Virgin Atlantic is one of the many airliners that have announced job losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including Ryanair and British Airways.

The airliner is continuing to discover more available options through government funding as well as extra support from other stakeholders.

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