Virgin Alantic Boss Wants Compensation

Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson says his airline lost $77 million in over six days because of a blanket ban on European flights due to volcanic ash from Iceland.

He has called for the British government to compensate the airline industry for the losses they suffered because of the decision to ban the flights that affected thousands of passengers including some in the Caribbean. The Virgin Atlantic boss blamed the losses on the UK government’s decision to ground the planes because of the possible risk the ash from a volcano in Iceland posed.

Sir Richard called on the government to compensate the industry.

He said engineers and other experts had been making the case behind the scenes that there was no danger to flying and that the risk would have been flying close to Iceland through the ash.



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