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Virgin Atlantic secures £1.2bn bailout, cuts 1,150 more jobs

Virgin Atlantic has said it will cut 1,150 more jobs, despite securing a £1.2 billion (US$1.59 billion) rescue fund, which was signed off by a US court on Thursday. This brings total job cuts across the airline to over 4,300 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global aviation downturn. The airline said

United flight evacuated at Newark over bomb threat

A United flight from Los Angeles was searched by K9 units upon landing at Newark Liberty Airport after a passenger alleged there was a bomb on board.

US lifts global travel ban

The Trump administration has lifted the blanket Level 4 ‘do not travel’ ban in the US, first implemented on 19 March, instead returning to ‘country specific’ bans that take into account the threat to public safety posed by each country individually. The decision was made by the US State Department, reportedly in consultation with the

Virgin Atlantic plans for bankruptcy as Galactic goes supersonic

Virgin Atlantic has filed a case with the US bankruptcy court in New York and is seeking protection from its creditors in the US, according to a court filing made on Tuesday. The airline has sought protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code, which allows a foreign debtor to shield assets in the

Iran slams US over ‘intentional’ attack on airliner

Iranian authorities have claimed that a US fighter jet intentionally “harassed” an Iranian passenger airliner over Syria, which resulted in the injury of passengers on board.

Airlines push for joint US-EU testing scheme

A number of airlines around the globe are pushing officials for a joint testing program between the US and Europe, which would see free movement between the two continents. Major airline chief executives joined forces to send a letter on Tuesday, which called upon both US and European governments to introduce a new joint COVID-19


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