According to Sky News, Virgin Atlantic is planning to cut up yo 3,000 which is one-third of its workforce and stop using London's Gatwick Airport in a move to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
The company reportedly notified trade unions and stuff earlier on Tuesday.
Besides possible job cuts, the company is planning to retire seven of its Boeing 747s, reducing the total number from 43 to 36.
Since the beginning of national lockdowns, airlines have witnessed the biggest ever drop in passenger demand caused by the restrictions imposed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Domestic and international travel has been halted due to the epidemiological situation, which has left most airlines in dire straits.