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BALPA response to news of a £1.2bn rescue plan for Virgin Atlantic

BALPA General Secretary Brian Strutton said: “BALPA welcomes the creditor backing for Virgin Atlantic’s recovery plan which should mean it gets court approval on 2nd September, thereby protecting 6,500 U.K. jobs for the time being.

“It’s a shame the U.K. Government wouldn’t help Virgin and frankly, unless the Government starts supporting the aviation industry soon, there will be more job losses and in airlines and regional airports.”