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Virgin Australia, the trading name of Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, is an Australian-based airline. It is the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand. It commenced services on 31 August 2000 as Virgin Blue, with two aircraft on a single route. It suddenly found itself as a major airline in Australia's domestic market after the collapse of Ansett Australia in September 2001. The airline has since grown to directly serve 42 cities in Australia, from hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

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Airline Virgin Australia to slash workforce [Video]

Airline Virgin Australia to slash workforce

Virgin Australia Holdings plans to cut a third of its workforce, around 3,000 people as part of an overhaul to focus on being a domestic and short-haul international Boeing Co 737 operator under..

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Flights to Ayers Rock, Albury, Tamworth, Hervey Bay, Port Macquarie, Mildura and Cloncurry have been cut by the struggling airline.
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Peter Dutton ridicules Queensland government's 'laughable' bid for Virgin

Queensland's new treasurer says the state is a serious contender to rescue Virgin Australia, but the federal government has ridiculed the idea.
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Queensland government's bid for Virgin is 'laughable', says Peter Dutton

Queensland's new treasurer says the state is a serious contender to rescue Virgin Australia, but the federal government has laughed at the idea.
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Fed government slams Qld's bid for Virgin

Queensland's new treasurer says the state is a serious contender to rescue Virgin Australia, but the federal government has laughed at the idea.
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Queensland Government announces bid for cash-strapped Virgin Australia

The Queensland government says it has appointed a state-owned funds management group to manage a bid for a stake in Virgin Australia.
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Perth Airport seizes several Virgin Australia aircraft over unpaid debt claims

Heavy vehicles and machinery were used to block the aircraft from taking off on Friday.
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What Virgin Australia’s collapse means for customers

What does Virgin Australia going into voluntary administration mean for customers with booked flights, travel credits and Velocity points?
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Virgin Australia boss says no further redundancies are planned despite administration

Virgin Australia has confirmed it has entered voluntary administration in an attempt to recapitalise and emerge in a stronger position after the COVID-19 crisis.
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Devastated Virgin Australia staff react to airline's move into administration

Emotional staff from Virgin Australia have urged the Australian Government to act quickly to save their airline after the company announced it had entered administration on Tuesday morning.
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'I love Virgin Australia like another mother': Devastated staff react to airline's collapse

Emotional staff from Virgin Australia have urged the Australian Government to act quickly to save their airline after the company announced it had entered administration on Tuesday morning.
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Virgin Australia goes into voluntary administration

Virgin Australia has confirmed it has entered voluntary administration in an attempt to recapitalise and emerge in a stronger position after the COVID-19 crisis.
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Government refuses to buy stake in Virgin Australia as administration looms

The Morrison government is resisting pressure to save beleaguered airline Virgin Australia from collapse as the company prepares to go into administration.
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Government refusing to buy stake in Virgin

The Morrison government is resisting pressure to save beleaguered airline Virgin Australia from collapse as the company prepares to go into administration.
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Virgin Australia reportedly set to file for administration after request for $1.4 billion lifeline rebuffed

Big four accounting firm Deloitte has reportedly been appointed as administrator for the struggling airline.
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'We will bring a bazooka': Queensland and NSW fight over Virgin headquarters

NSW has entered talks to move the Brisbane-based Virgin Australia to Sydney, prompting Queensland to accuse it of stealing jobs.
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NSW, Qld in fight over Virgin Aust

NSW has entered talks to move the Brisbane-based Virgin Australia to Sydney, prompting Queensland to accuse it of stealing jobs.
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Queensland government offers $200 million bailout to Virgin Australia

Cash-strapped airline Virgin Australia has been offered a $200 million lifeline by the Queensland government but it comes with strings attached.
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PM says commercial solution the way forward for Virgin Australia, suggests workers dip into super

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected suggestions the federal government buy equity in the airline or provide a direct loan to prevent Virgin from going broke.
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Qantas, Virgin Australia receive government funding for domestic flights

The Morrison government will spend $165 million to guarantee Qantas and Virgin's most critical metropolitan and regional routes during the coronavirus crisis.
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Virgin Aust seeking govt rescue package

Australia's second largest carrier is seeking a federal government bailout after slashing its workforce and capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Virgin Australia boss Paul Scurrah on profit, loss and the ultimate reality

The CEO talks about his working-class upbringing, finding meditation and his efforts to put Virgin Australia back on to a profitable path.
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Virgin to cut 750 jobs after full-year loss of $349m

Virgin Australia has reported a full-year loss of $349.1 million, saying it will cut 750 corporate and head office positions.
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Australian airlines urged not to deport Tamil family from Biloela

Supporters of a Tamil family facing imminent deportation have stepped up the fight to keep them in Australia, by urging Qantas, Virgin and other airlines to refuse to fly them to Sri Lanka.
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