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Virgin Atlantic creditors vote in favour of $1.6 bln rescue plan

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic’s creditors on Tuesday voted in favour of a 1.2 billion pound ($1.6 billion) rescue plan, moving the airline a step closer to completing a restructuring deal designed to secure its future beyond the coronavirus crisis.

“Today, Virgin Atlantic has reached a significant milestone in safeguarding its future, securing the overwhelming support of all four creditor classes, including 99% support from trade creditors who voted in favour of the Plan,” a Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said in a statement.

$1 = 0.7624 pounds Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by Andy Bruce

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