Virgin Australia to close New Zealand cabin crew and pilot base, and Tigerair Melbourne pilot base

    Virgin Australia Group reported (25-Mar-2020) it temporarily stood down 8000 out of 10,000 staff members until at least the end of May-2020. During the stand down, team members will access accrued leave entitlements as well as leave without pay. The Group is working with more than 25 partners to identify short and long term redeployment options. The group will streamline its domestic and short haul international business and commence consultation on a proposal to close its New Zealand cabin crew and pilot base, and its Tigerair Australia Melbourne pilot base.