Government plans to introduce a test and release system for travellers arriving in England have been broadly welcomed by the trade – but there are calls to go further.
The cargo operation at the airline has unveiled new capabilities as it prepares to participate in the logistical complexities of distributing Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
New analysis has found “significant methodological concerns” in work by Public Health England, which means the detection rates for passenger testing on arrival are being “significantly understated”.
Virgin Atlantic has announced it will be launching services to Delhi and Mumbai from Manchester as the airline ramps up flying from its home in the north.
Launched on flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong, the airline plans to extend the trial to Barbados later in October, before a wider roll out to test every operating crew at least once per month.
Virgin Atlantic has completed a £1.2 billion recapitalisation – but confirmed more jobs would have to go as it battles to rebuild following the Covid-19 shutdown.
A US procedural hearing will follow in New York on Thursday, designed to ensure the £1.2 billion financial plan is recognised by the relevant authorities in the United States.
As countries around the world start to relax travel restrictions, Virgin Atlantic will resume flying from London Heathrow to Delhi, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, Mumbai and Lagos throughout the month.