Yesterday Virgin Australia announced cutting 3 000 jobs and killing off Tigerair. The airline also stated canceling international flights for a while. However, chief executive Paul Scurrah said that Virgin Australia might not operate international flights for two years.
The decision about axing one-third of employees from the company was really tough to make as Surrah said. It’s been a sad year for us as well as the aviation sector,” Scurrah added. However, the current aviation situation didn’t leave the airline another choice.
Suspending international flights is another difficult verdict for Virgin Australia. But, until the travel industry recovers from pandemic detriment, the airline will be focused on domestic flights.
In accordance, the airline reduces fleet size, maintaining only a 737 mainline fleet for domestic services. Virgin is removing ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330, and Tigerair Airbus A320s.