UP to 20 Virgin Blue staff have been fired for watching pornography on work computers.
Staff were fired yesterday after an extensive investigation by the airline's head office in Brisbane.
While Virgin Blue would not confirm what staff were involved, it is believed they were members of the airline's pit crew, who are involved in refuelling and minor maintenance.
It is believed that employees from Virgin Blue's Sydney and Brisbane terminals had been caught taking part in a pornographic video-swapping ring.
"First of all I want to make it very clear these staff were not doing anything illegal," said company spokeswoman Danielle Keighery.
"We have a very clear code of conduct . . . about computer usage."
Ms Keighery said the sackings were the result of one incident but would not comment on specifics.
"We did run a very fair process to investigate the situation and that investigation resulted in several terminations."
A small number of Virgin Blue staff had been dismissed in the past 18 months for a similar issue.