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Old May 7th 20, 05:52 AM posted to uk.railway,uk.transport.london
Roland Perry Roland Perry is offline
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Default OT: Virgin withdraws from Gatwick

In message , at 22:05:37 on Wed, 6 May 2020,
Recliner remarked:
Roland Perry wrote:
Well, not completely OT, because of Gatwick Express etc.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-new...anson-sue-nhs-
dispute-explained-virgin-atlantic-seeks-government-bailout-and-
permanently-cancels-gatwick-flights-2547743

Least said the better about the photo, and suing the NHS.


Gatwick is likely to suffer serious damage from all this, just as it moves
forward with its second (shorthaul takeoff only) runway.

Virgin is relatively insignificant at Gatwick,


"The airline plans to reduce its workforce by 3,150 people, which is
equivalent to more than a 30 per cent cut."

Depends if you are one of the 3,000 perhaps.

but losing it, TC, BA and Norwegian will hurt.


You think there's significant transfer passengers? And BA is threatening
to leave too, I gather.

I wonder if Emirates will also follow suit, and also shut its
relatively small Gatwick operation? Gatwick could lose pretty much all
of its premium traffic, and just become a southern version of Stansted.


For passengers, that might not be a bad thing. At least the airport has
the option of neatly furloughing an entire terminal,
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Roland Perry