Australia's Virgin Blue group has estimated a loss of up to A$20 million ($19.7 million) resulting from an outage to its reservation systems over the last two weeks,
"An initial assessment of this interruption shows an estimated pre tax profit impact of A$15-20 million. Virgin
Blue will be actively pursuing all avenues to recover this cost," says the carrier.
The outage started on 26 September, affecting the airline's reservations, check-in and other operating systems and resulting in severe flight disruptions.
The systems were fully restored on 6 October, says Virgin.
"Prior to the outage the group had seen an improvement in general trading conditions when compared to the corresponding period last year," it adds.