In a sign that business has improved for airlines more than seven months...
In a sign that business has improved for airlines more than seven months after the terrorist attacks in the United States, Virgin Atlantic announced today that it will hire three hundred new staff.
The airline sacked thirteen hundred employees in the aftermath of September 11th, and an additional one hundred workers took unpaid leave. Now, two hundred cabin crew and a hundred reservations and other office based staff are being recruited to cope as passengers return to flying.
Virgin Atlantic reported an increase in services to destinations including New York, Lagos, Orlando and Shanghai.
Staff who took unpaid leave will have the chance to apply for the new jobs, but the company expects most of the posts to be filled by people new to the airline.
?This recruitment drive is an endorsement of our decisive action last September,? said Sir Richard, the Virgin chairman.
?We reacted more quickly than our rivals and as a result we quickly stabilised the company. We need to maintain our control of costs and grow revenue in all cabins, but we are looking to the future with rising optimism.?