Virgin Australia has revealed its domestic capacity in January was 20 per cent lower than expected, as the airline moves to cut 350 head office jobs.
The carrier reported operating at 40 per cent of its pre-pandemic domestic capacity in January, missing its 60 per cent forecast by a wide margin, according to Reuters.
Virgin said the miscalculation was due to the state-based travel restrictions plaguing the Australian aviation industry following Sydney’s December outbreak.
“The challenging environment shows the need to finalise our restructuring and reduce costs in line with our simplified business model,” a Virgin spokeswoman told Reuters.
Many of the new appointments had previously worked with Hrdlicka when she ran Jetstar.
Travel Weekly has reached out to Virgin for comment.
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