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Virgin Atlantic closing at Gatwick and removing jobs from over 3,100 people

Just in, Virgin Atlantic are putting 3,100 people out of work and ending its operation at Gatwick.

That is very similar to the same number of people announced by Ryanair the other day.

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4514 posts

They intend apparently to sub-lease their Gatwick slots to another airline in case they want to return in the future. This assumes there will be an immediate demand when they become.available.

Posted by
6202 posts

First RyanAir now VirginAtlantic. Gatwick is smaller than LHR, easier to deal with. Too bad.

Posted by
2664 posts

I've read that British Airways is also considering pulling out of Gatwick. However, I don't recall my source for this.

Posted by
87 posts

That's too bad. I like flying from Gatwick. I read that Norwegian if it survives may either pull out or very much limit their presence there.

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1127 posts

So, does Gatwick just become a home for budget airlines offering European flights and no long haul service?