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Old 24th Apr 2020, 09:46
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: EC
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Can’t quite see how the UK Government would be able to justify to the UK taxpayer “saving” Virgin Atlantic when it chose not to do so with Flybe, or for that matter Monarch or Thomas Cook? Appreciate the difference is Coronavirus lockdown, and that is arguably a significant, arguably justifiable, difference, but many UK taxpayers may well question why a significant UK transport provider such as Flybe would be considered less worthy of “saving” than a longhaul carrier that is not a sole provider on most routes it operates (sad as it would be to see the loss of it’s type of competition), and that’s before you get into the political hot potato of the wealth of its owner(s).
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