In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss Sydney Airports appeal to investors, Qatar Airways’ growing influence, the Prime Minister’s changed stance on state border closures, and the upsurge in intrastate travel.
Speaking briefly to 2GB host Ben Fordham on Thursday, Virgin’s CEO also said the business’ decision to cut 3,000 roles was “heartbreaking”.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, has defended the government help offered to Virgin Australia on the day it announced 3,000 job losses.
Virgin has announced it will cut 3,000 jobs and axe the Tigerair brand – making the low-cost airline the country’s first major airline casualty of COVID-19.
Previously, the airline’s policy, still active on 27 July, was to simply make them available on request, along with hand sanitizer.
Unions have refused to criticise ‘winning’ Virgin bidder Bain for its plan to axe 3,000 roles and scrap the Tigerair brand.