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Virgin Atlantic grounded 85% of its planes in April and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group last week committed £200m of funding as part of an emerging £1bn rescue package. Chief executive Shai Weiss, 52, has announced 3,000 job cuts and an end to the airline’s presence at Gatwick airport. It has flown in millions of pieces of medical equipment, supplies and PPE for the NHS.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank19
CompanyVirgin Atlantic
ActivityAirline and tour operator
LocationCrawley
Sales £m2,781
Profit £m96
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersVirgin Group (51%), Delta Air Lines (49%)
Staff8,571
Founded1984
Websitewww.virgin-atlantic.com

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