Virgin Atlantic latest to cut flights, jobs

Virgin Atlantic is cutting flights to North America and 1,200 jobs

Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to cut back service by 20 per cent and it will suspend flights to Toronto and Chicago.

The airline is also cutting 1,200 jobs because of the terrorist attacks on the United States.

Virgin says it will maintain its current flight capacities for several weeks until it clears the backlog of stranded transatlantic passengers.

The cutbacks will start in October.

Flights to Toronto and Chicago will be suspended, while other North American destinations will be served by smaller planes.