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Leaving room for fruit and veg

[ March 25, 2013   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic has boosted cargo capacity between London and Johannesburg with Airbus A340-600 aircraft during South Africa’s peak perishables season. Switching from a Boeing 747 to the A340-600 operation has given the airline’s cargo division over four tonnes of extra capacity on each of its daily flights. The A340-600 is set to remain on the Johannesburg route throughout the 2013/14 flying programme. Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s head of sales, Nick Jones, said the carrier has also been boosted by trucking operations between the UK and north west Europe.

Virgin Atlantic A340-600 aircraft in flightNick Jones, Head of Sales at Virgin Atlantic Cargo

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