Virgin Atlantic says to create 450 jobs
British airline Virgin Atlantic announced Friday the creation of 450 jobs, including 50 new pilots, as the aviation industry steps up its recovery.
Virgin said the spring launch of a new route between Manchester, northwest England, and Las Vegas, extra London departures to the Caribbean and Ghana and a new fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft would also create 350 cabin crew roles.
Virgin, 51-percent owned by British tycoon Richard Branson and 49-percent by Singapore Airlines, said the remaining 50 positions would be for airport and head office roles.
"We have enjoyed a good year of recovery and can now look forward to expanding our network and welcoming a new fleet of aircraft," Virgin Atlantic's director of operations, safety and security, Corneel Koster, said in a company statement.
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