Tag: Dominic Kennedy

Virgin Atlantic goes cargo-only to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic will relaunch scheduled cargo-only flights from London to Tel Aviv from May 6th, which will also offer same day connections over the UK to and from the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and South Africa. The twice-weekly overnight services will depart from Heathrow at 20:30hrs every Wednes...

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly crucial medical supplies for the NHS

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for the National Health Service (NHS). The Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated the VS251 from ...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo to expand capacity between the UK and US

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting capacity between the UK and US from next summer, as both are growing their belly networks from Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airport to the US. The move sees the joint venture partners operate out of Gatwick for the first time t...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awarded Cargo iQ certification for its customer service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has been awarded its first Cargo iQ certification for its commitment to “best-in-class” customer service and operational resilience. The carrier was given the certificate after a two-day independent audit by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA on behalf of IATA ...

Paris Air Show: Virgin Atlantic orders 14 A330-900s, boosting future cargo capacity

Virgin Atlantic Cargo customers will get a further capacity boost from the airline’s latest aircraft order after it made a firm order at the Paris Air Show today for 14 Airbus A330-900neos with an additional six as options. The new aircraft are designed to be 13 per cent more fuel and carbon e...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo first to adopt Accenture’s new cargo management platform

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s digital transformation to simplify its business and give customers new self-service solutions will be powered by the implementation of the latest Accenture Freight & Logistics Software 8.0 (AFLS 8.0) platform. Virgin Atlantic will be the first company to adopt the d...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo reports revenue growth of 13% in 2018 to £222m

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has reported that it achieved its strongest revenue performance in the last five years in 2018, as revenue grew 13 per cent year-on-year (YOY) to £222 million. The achievement was supported by a six per cent annual growth in volume to more than 244,000 tonnes, the airline...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to provide capacity to South America for the first time

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to start a daily Boeing 787 belly service between London Heathrow Airport and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil sometime in 2020. The new route represents Virgin Atlantic’s first foray into South America and will give customers direct access into the ...

Virgin Atlantic doubles South Africa belly cargo capacity

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has increased its support for South Africa’s thriving air cargo market with the start of a second daily belly service connecting London and Johannesburg. The launch of double daily Boeing 787-9 flights is also giving a welcome boost to Virgin Atlantic customers in the US, ...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Suzy Wardle to new senior digital role

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Suzy Wardle to a newly created role as head of digital and distribution. She will be responsible for delivering the airline’s far-reaching digitisation programme which will allow customers to interact in new and innovative ways, enable greater partnership int...

Virgin forecasts high demand for Sydney-Hong Kong route

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has high expectations for its new Virgin Australia daily Sydney-Hong Kong belly services which started today (2 July). The carrier forecasts that cargo business will be driven by booming e-commerce volumes from China coupled with strong demand for northbound cargo capacity. ...

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