UK: Virgin Atlantic to stop accepting forced deportations amid concern over removal of Windrush generation migrants & LGBT asylum seekers

Author: BBC News, Published on: 2 July 2018

"Virgin Atlantic stops accepting forced deportations", 30 June 2018

Virgin Atlantic is to stop working with the Home Office on forcible deportations from the UK of people deemed to be illegal immigrants. The British airline says it has informed the government of its decision, saying it was "in the best interest of our customers and people". It comes amid concern over the removal of Windrush generation migrants and LGBT asylum seekers. Activists are urging other airlines to take similar action... Activist group [...] Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants wants British Airways and Qatar Airways [...] to end their involvement... The airlines did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A Home Office spokesman said: "We do not comment on operational matters."

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Related companies: British Airways Qatar Airways Virgin Atlantic (joint venture Virgin Group & Singapore Airlines)