Virgin Australia stands down 8,000, cuts domestic flights
27 Mars, 2020, 06:56 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
Qantas has cut all global flights and put two-thirds of its 30,000 staff on leave but so far has maintained its investment-grade credit rating.
Qantas and Virgin have called off all worldwide routes and slashed domestic flights after Australia closed its frontiers to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Virgin Australia has extended its cuts to domestic capacity from 50 per cent to 90 per cent.
The 8,000 staff will be temporarily stood down until at least the end of May, the beleaguered airline announced in a statement to the ASX ahead of the market's open on Wednesday.
Virgin said it would try and redeploy workers and encourage them to use leave, but leave without pay would be inevitable for many.
The further reduction of the domestic capacity means the company has to temporarily suspend services to 19 Australian destinations now operated by it, and it will maintain connectivity to 17 destinations to transport essential services, critical freight and logistics.
With the state border closures happening around Australia, the airline will suspend most of its domestic flights - grounding 125 aircraft - from midnight Friday 27 March until June 14 2020.
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Virgin Australia plans to permanently cut more than 1,000 jobs among the 8,000 staff that have already been stood down. Those receiving funds can not lay off employees before September 30 or change collective bargaining pacts.
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