Virgin Atlantic to send its staff for 8 weeks unpaid leave amid coronavirus

Amid coronavirus cuts, Virgin Atlantic announced on Monday that it would request the staff to take 8 weeks of unpaid leave as the company faces low demand for ticket booking.

The widespread of Coronavirus has quickly accelerated the drop in the demand for flights all across Virgin Atlantic’s network. The company had to take an immediate, quick decision in this regard so announced, it plans to reduce flights per day by about 80%.

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The cut down also includes terminating flights on many routes and park about 75% of its fleet by March 26.

British Airways has also decided to limit London to New York flights because of drop-in travel demand. United Airlines, on the other hand, plans to cut its capacity by almost half. In a statement issued on Sunday, United Airlines said it will cut capacity by about 50% in the months of April and May because of a drop in demand.

Delta Airlines also announced last Friday that it would reduce its flight capacity by about 40% for the next four months.

Considering this massive Coronavirus pandemic, Airlines could well go bankrupt.


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