Report: Virgin Atlantic to Quit Australia

virgin atlanticThe Herald Sun is reporting that nearly 50 Virgin Atlantic staff based in Sydney face an uncertain future after the airline recently announced plans to pull out of Australia in May.

A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said the airline had about 47 Australian staff, who are employed in positions ranging from sales and marketing to customer service and engineering, and that their situation was uncertain, according to the report.

The fate of the airline's check-in staff, all of whom are employed as contractors, is also unknown.

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The British carrier has operated daily flights from London Heathrow to Sydney via Hong Kong, but said its final service will now depart Australia on May 5. The airline would work with its codeshare partners over coming days to make alternative arrangements, a spokeswoman said.

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