Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,000 UK jobs

(BBC) – Virgin Atlantic is to cut 3,000 jobs in the UK and stop its operations at London Gatwick Airport as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The airline, which employs around 10,000 people, suspended its Gatwick services during the pandemic and says they will not restart.

Virgin Atlantic is in the process of applying for emergency loans from the UK government.

The company says it also plans to reduce the size of its fleet of aircraft from 45 to 35 by the summer of 2022.

The company says it plans to restore about 60% of its pre-pandemic flying capacity by the end of 2020.

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