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A rare moment of good news for passengers facing uncertainty over the Christmas travel period.
Virgin Atlantic has successfully obtained an injunction at the High Court to prevent a series of strikes by pilots represented by the Professional Pilots Union.
The Professional Pilots Union represents approximately 30% of Virgin Atlantic pilots.
The first strike was due to take place from Saturday 22 December to Tuesday 25 December 2018. Further strikes were planned for Sunday 30 December to Wednesday 2 January and Friday 4 January to Monday 7 January 2019.
On the basis that Virgin has obtained an injunction based on the manner on which the union conducted the ballot, it is assumed that no further strikes will go ahead under the current ballot mandate.