Virgin Atlantic is to cut capacity by nearly 10% and cut up to 600 jobs this winter.
The airline is to axe its Heathrow-Chicago service and reduce the frequency of flights from Heathrow to Hong Kong. There will also be reductions in capacity on other routes.
Virgin said it would start a period of consultation with staff shortly, but hoped to make most of the cuts through sabbaticals, job sharing or voluntary redundancy.
Virgin Atlantic chief executive Steve Ridgway said: “We will look to minimise the number of compulsory redundancies and ensure we treat our staff as fairly as possible.”
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