11-Oct-2010 2:49 PM

Virgin Blue check-in problems to affect pre-tax profit by USD15m-20m

Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd estimated a pre-tax profit affect of AUD15-20 million (USD15-20 million) from an initial assessment of the reservations and check-in system outage, with the carrier adding it would actively pursue all avenues to recover the cost (Bloomberg, 11-Sep-2010). The carrier added that "prior to the outage, the group had seen an improvement in general trading conditions when compared to the corresponding period last year".