Earlier this week Qantas announced flight changes and capacity reductions related to Coronavirus. Today, Virgin Australia Group has announced a cut in international and domestic services, but remains positive on the effect of its business.
Flights on the International Virgin Australia Network to Los Angeles, Japan and Trans Tasman flights will be reduced while Virgin Australia will exit Auckland and Tonga and Tatotonga services. Domestically, capacity will reduced by 5%, Mainly with markets that have multiple daily flights.
Virgin Australia have also suspended earning guidance for FY20 as well as several cost cutting exercises from marketing, discretionary spends, board payments and more.
An update on the cleaning processes on the Virgin Australia Web site highlights daily cleaning, sanitation, overall practices in place.
In a positive for the Virgin Australia Group, bookings to Western Australia and holiday destinations Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Hamilton Island continue to be ahead of where they were this time last year.