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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

Virgin Atlantic defers Airbus deliveries

Virgin Atlantic reportedly plans to delay the delivery of a number of aircraft produced by French plane maker Airbus.

Podcast: Virgin – broke or breaking ground?

Virgin Galactic is in the headlines this week for unveiling concept plans for an extraordinary new supersonic jet, despite Virgin Atlantic only recently filing for bankruptcy protection. In the age of COVID-19 in which most airlines are barely surviving, is it possible to consider a future for supersonic travel? Adam Thorn and Christian “Boo” Boucousis

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

UKAB shines light on trans-Atlantic drone airprox

A Virgin Atlantic flight bound for Orlando, Florida, came within 100-150 metres of an illegally-flown drone, just one minute after taking off from London’s Gatwick Airport with 455 onboard. That’s according to an incident report released this week by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB), the Civil Aviation Authority division that deals with near-collisions. The paper

Podcast: Virgin Atlantic rises from the ashes

In this week’s World of Aviation Podcast, hosts Adam Thorn and Christian “Boo” Boucousis recap Virgin Atlantic’s miraculous revival with a big helping hand from Sir Richard Branson, as well as the very slow resuscitation of the 737 MAX. Tune in to this episode to hear Adam and Boo reflect on the ongoing rivalry between


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