Virgin Atlantic Airways Pulls Out Of Nigeria, Sacks All Cabin Crew And Shuts Down Call Centre


The aviation sector was in confusion yesterday over the pulling out of British flag carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways, from Nigerian routes.

Though the airline is yet to officially announce the pull out, it has issued letters of disengagement to its Nigerian cabin crew.

A source close to the regulatory authority hinted that the British carrier has also shut down its call centre in the Ikeja axis of the Lagos metropolis.

The exit from the Nigerian market, a source hinted, may be connected with disappointment by the airline management over promises by government on its operations in the country.

The source said: “Virgin Atlantic Airways has laid off all its Nigerian cabin crew.

“They were only given three- week notice and no severance package regardless of their length of service will be paid.

“The air-hostesses they sacked were about 20 and last year, they closed down their Nigerian call centre and let go of all the Nigerian staff.”

The Nation

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