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Australia Virgin Australia grounds international fleet amid coronavirus pandemic

00:05  18 march  2020
00:05  18 march  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Qantas is set to ground about three quarters of its international fleet amid COVID-19 travels bans and tough border controls, as aviation experts warn most of the world's airlines will be broke by May. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has advised Australians to reconsider overseas travel and all international

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Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Virgin Australia is grounding its international fleet. © ABC News: Andrew O'Connor Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Virgin Australia is grounding its international fleet. Virgin Australia is grounding its international fleet in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airline made the announcement in a statement to the ASX.

All international services will be suspended from March 30 to June 14.

The airline is also slashing domestic capacity by 50 per cent until June 14.

The equivalent of 53 aircraft will be grounded.

"We have entered an unprecedented time in the global aviation industry," said Virgin Australia CEO and managing director Paul Scurrah.

"[That] has required us to take significant action to responsibly manage our business while balancing traveller demands and supporting the wellbeing of Australians."

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LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic, the UK-based airline, said it would ground 75% of its fleet by 26 March and by up to 85% at points in April, as it cancelled more flights due to coronavirus . Virgin , which is 51% owned by Richard Branson's group and 49% owned by U.S. airline Delta, said it

As of March 17, 2020, there have been 187 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines. Out of the 187 cases, 14 deaths and 4 recoveries were recorded.

On Tuesday, Qantas and Jetstar announced they would cut international capacity by about 90 per cent and domestic capacity by about 60 per cent until at least the end of May.

More to come.

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