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Virgin to pull out of Gatwick

[ May 5, 2020   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic will move its flying programme from Gatwick to Heathrow, although it intends to keep its slots so it can return in line with customer demand.  It will also axe over 3,000 jobs in the UK. British Airways has also said it may permanently close its currently suspended Gatwick operation. Virgin Atlantic also plans to reduce its fleet from 45 to 35 aircraft over the next two years, although it hopes to restore about 60% of its pre-pandemic flying capacity by the end of this year.