Virgin Atlantic is to host a live webinar and Q&A for frontline agents in partnership with Travel Weekly on Tuesday, September 22.

The Back in the Skies webinar will be broadcast live from Virgin’s training facility The Base, with Travel Weekly’s editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley speaking to the airline’s chief commercial officer Juha Jarvinen, chief customer and operations officer Corneel Koster and vice-president of global sales Lee Haslett.

Topics will include the Virgin Atlantic flight experience and the carrier’s plans for the future following the completion of a £1.2 billion refinancing package.

Haslett said: “We are delighted to invite our valued partners and wider agent community to the ‘Back in the Skies’ video webinar with Virgin Atlantic, in partnership with Travel Weekly.

“Virtual attendees will hear the very latest developments from Virgin Atlantic following our £1.2bn private-only solvent recapitalisation and gain further insight on how we’re returning to the skies with our customers, safely.”

He added: “This event is tailored for trade partners and frontline agents, and we’re excited to bring the conversation back to this vital audience, as we emerge from a challenging six months and rebuild, with their support.

“Along with members of the Virgin Atlantic leadership team, there will be a live Q&A session, where viewers can submit their questions and join the conversation. We’re really looking forward to the session and sharing our plans to work with the leisure trade – both this year for the winter sun season and into 2021 as travel restrictions ease.”

Huxley said: “We are delighted to be working with Virgin Atlantic to showcase its vision for the future and support for agents, which fits perfectly with our Roadmap to Recovery content.

“The past few months have been an immensely challenging and uncertain time for the trade, and it will be fascinating to hear from three of Virgin Atlantic’s leaders and hear their vision for how travel can rebound and rebuild.”

The webinar will take place between 12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday, September 22. To register and submit a question, click here by September 18.