Australia Flight : A New Zealand-based cabin supervisor has given an emotional speech while signing out on what would turn out to be her final flight.
Cassy Appleton uploaded the clip to Facebook after Virgin Australia announced the closure of all New Zealand bases as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with 8,000 employees left out of work.
Although Cassy made the speech in the knowledge that it would be her last flight for ‘the foreseeable future’, she had not been aware it would be her final on-board announcement.
We’ve called the skies our home’: Virgin Australia flight attendant’s heartbreaking message to passengers as 8,000 staff are stood down because of coronavirus ‘We’ve called the skies our home’: Virgin Australia flight attendant’s heartbreaking message to passengers as 8,000 staff are stood down because of coronavirus.
Virgin Australia tweeted the vid through its official account, echoing the sentiments made by Cassy:
On March 25, Virgin Australia confirmed it would be cutting its domestic fleet to 90%, with budget carrier Tigerair Australia grounding all domestic services with immediate effect.
The airline also said 8,000 jobs would be suspended, a figure representing approximately 80% of its workforce. This decision was made in light of the latest travel advice from federal and state governments.