Virgin Atlantic won’t restart flights until August if UK enforces quarantine

The airline currently runs flights between Glasgow and the United States.

Virgin Atlantic will not restart passenger flights until August if the British government enforces its planned two-week quarantine, reports Reuters.

The airline, which runs flights between Glasgow airport and Orlando, Florida, is currently fighting for its future amid a collapse in global travel.

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It is currently in talks with both the British government and its creditors over its loss of revenue.

Virgin Atlantic will not restart passenger flights until August if the British government enforces its planned two-week quarantine, reports Reuters.

A source at the company told Reuters that the introduction of a quarantine would cause it even more financial turmoil.

“If the quarantine is in place, the earliest is August. If there’s no quarantine, you could see, maybe, July,” the source said.

The government is yet to outline how it plans to quarantine international visitors to the UK in the coming weeks.

The unnamed source told Reuters that the quarantine would leave the airline unable to fill its planes.

Last week Virgin Atlantic announced it was laying off almost a third of its staff as a result of the slump in sales.

In April, the company’s founder and part owner, Richard Branson, called on the UK government to ensure Virgin Atlantic’s survival with a bailout fund.

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