Cricket for all thanks to Virgin Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is making worldwide kit donations to the Bat For A Chance cricket charity, opening the batting in Barbados ahead of the January West Indies v England T20 games at the Kensington Oval. The donations are overseen by the charity’s global ambassador, Barbadian-born T20 star Chris Jordan, The Roland Butcher Academy, and with assistance from Cricket West Indies. Courtesy of sponsor construction equipment maker Energy and with the support of ... [+]

Virgin steps up freight flights

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will increase its freight-only flights by 60% in January, boosting cargo-only rotations from 21 up to 33 per week. It includes daily flights between London and Brussels, offering same day European connections. [+]

New man in Asia Pacific for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Neil Vernon as regional vice president sales for its Asia Pacific region. He joins the airline from bmi where he spent 13 years as part of the cargo team. At Virgin, he will be based in Hong Kong and reports to head of sales, Nick ... [+]

Bombay back in business

Virgin Atlantic Cargo said it was delighted with the support from freight forwarders in Mumbai after resuming the route from Heathrow in October last year after a three-year absence. Night-time runway closures for maintenance work in Mumbai restricted its cargo capacity and says it is now back to business as ... [+]

Moving on up at Virgin

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has promoted Steve Hughes from regional sales manager, Continental Europe to regional vice president sales, for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Based at Heathrow, he reports to head of sales, Nick Jones, who said: “With 50-60% of our business originating in the EMEA region, ... [+]

Virgin back to Chicago for summer

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has relaunched its seasonal services from London Heathrow to Chicago.They will operate until 26 October leaving Heathrow at 1100 and arrive in Chicago at 1335. The return service departs from Chicago at 1800 and touches down in London at 0800 the next morning. [+]

Virgin brings back Cape Town flights

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is restarting winter flights from Cape Town, providing a timely boost in capacity for South African perishable exporters to the UK and US, says the carrier. As well as bringing general cargo, fish and fresh fruits to the UK market on the 17-tonne capacity A340 flights, fast ... [+]

New sales chief at Virgin

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Nick Jones to the new post of head of sales. He has been Virgin Atlantic Cargo's regional vice president, EMEA, since 2010.  [+]

Pug ugly

Virgin Atlantic added to its celebrity passenger list by helping Mugly, an eight-year-old Chinese Crested rescue dog from Peterborough carry off the title of ‘The Ugliest Dog in the World’, carrying him out to California to compete against 29 other distinctive dogs looking to claim the prize at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in ... [+]

Yield rise boosts Virgin Cargo result

Virgin Atlantic Cargo said its revenue for the 2011/12 financial year showed 7% year-on-year growth to £239.6 million, despite the difficult financial conditions – and it was the best-ever financial performance of the cargo division in its 28-year history. Yields were up 12%, more than offsetting a 5% decline in tonnage. ... [+]

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