UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic (VA), facing a strike by one of its pilots’ unions in the run-up to Christmas, won a court injunction halting the industrial action Dec. 20. The Professional Pilots’ Union (PPU), which represents around 30% of Virgin Atlantic’s flightdeck personnel, had planned the Dec. 22-25 stoppage to protest the airline’s refusals to recognize it. The airline had previously said services would be unaffected by the ...

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