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Virgin Atlantic and Delta Cargo open new technology-inspired export facility at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have opened a stateof-the-art export facility at London Heathrow to future-proof the joint venture’s growth plans in the U.K. market. This is supported by new technologies that will enhance business continuity, as well as deliver significant improvements and transparency in the customer delivery experience. 

Posted 10th October 2019

More choice for cargo customers and a timely boost for UK trade as Virgin Atlantic unveils plans to transform competition at an expanded Heathrow airport

Virgin Atlantic’s challenge to IAG’s dominance at London Heathrow and its plans to significantly increase its long haul route network and launch a new comprehensive network of domestic and European routes when the airport expands, promises more choice and value for cargo customers exporting and importing goods through the UK’s biggest air cargo gateway.

Posted 30th September 2019

Tel Aviv joins Virgin Atlantic growing cargo network

Virgin Atlantic’s first flight to Tel Aviv touched down at Ben Gurion International Airport yesterday with a full cargo payload as the airline continues to extend its international route network.

Posted 26th September 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo expand network between the U.K. and United States

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K. and U.S. from next summer in a move which sees Delta join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick Airport for the first time together and promises cargo customers their best-ever choice of trans-Atlantic capacity, routes and frequencies. 

Posted 21st August 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo partners with WTA Aviation and Swissport for new daily Tel Aviv services

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded contracts to WTA Aviation and Swissport in Israel to support the launch and growth of the airline’s new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, which commence on 25th September.

Posted 25 July 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awarded first Cargo iQ certification in support of its commitment to ‘best-in-class’ customer service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s commitment to ‘best-in-class’ customer service and operational resilience has been recognised by the awarding of its first Cargo iQ certification following an independent audit by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA on behalf of Cargo iQ, theIATA interest group creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Posted 19 July 2019

Another boost for cargo customers as Virgin Atlantic secures cleanest, youngest fleet yet with introduction of Airbus A330neo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo customers will get a further capacity boost from the airline’s latest aircraft order. Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to announce a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos, with an additional six as options, reaffirming its commitment to flying the cleanest, greenest fleet in the sky.

Posted 17 June 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is first to adopt Accenture’s cloud-enabled, end-to-end AFLS 8.0 cargo management platform to spearhead its digital future

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.

Posted 5 June 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo doubles India services with new route to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, a thriving cargo route for customers in India, the UK and US. The first service is set to commence on 27th October 2019 and will complement the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi. 

Posted 22 May 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints new Account Manager in Melbourne

Bosco Dsouza has been appointed Account Manager, Melbourne, by Virgin Atlantic Cargo as the airline looks to build on the strong growth of its Australia cargo business in the last year.

Posted 21 May 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo reports an ‘outstanding year’ in 2018 as revenues grew 13% to £222 million

Virgin Atlantic Cargo achieved its strongest revenue performance in the last five years in 2018, as revenue grew 13% year-on-year to £222 million. The achievement was supported by a 6% annual growth in volume to more than 244,000 tonnes, the airline’s best result since 2010. 

Posted 10 April 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo set to soar in South America for the first time

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is delighted to announce it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020.

Posted 20 March 2019

Virgin Atlantic welcomes cargo potential of new Tel Aviv route

Virgin Atlantic’s new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv will provide more import and export opportunities for customers in the UK, US and Israel seeking additional cargo capacity to support the country’s buoyant economy.

Posted 11 Feb 2019

Young freight forwarder award finalists spend a day at Virgin Atlantic

Three of the UK’s most talented young freight forwarders have been treated to a Familiarisation Day at Virgin Atlantic in recognition of their success in the latest British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) ‘Young Freight Forwarder of the Year’ award, which has been sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo since 2011.

Posted 28 September 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo forecasts high demand for new Sydney - Hong Kong services

With expectations of booming e-commerce volumes from China coupled with strong demand for northbound cargo capacity, Virgin Atlantic Cargo anticipates the new Virgin Australia daily Sydney-Hong Kong services to get off to a flying start when they commence on 2 July.

Posted 2 July 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo confirms GDP compliance for global headquarters operations and Pharma Zone

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has been granted Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) for its global headquarters operations and its new Pharma Zone at Heathrow Airport, confirming the airline's compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and its ability to maintain the quality and integrity of medicinal products for human use.

Posted 2 May 2018