New chief for Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Nick Diesel as its new managing director, effective 4 August, replacing Phil Wardlow who is leaving the airline. Diesel has been at Virgin Atlantic for nine years and was most recently vice president, financial planning, with responsibility for post-pandemic recovery. With a background in strategy and operations consultancy at Deloitte, Diesel has worked on high profile projects at Virgin Atlantic, including as finance lead for the expanded ... [+]

Virgin to add US flights

Virgin Atlantic will operate a seventh daily frequency on its Heathrow-New York JFK route and a second daily flight to Boston Logan International in its summer 2024 schedule. Both services will be operated by Airbus A330-900neo and A350-1000 aircraft. [+]

Salmon shipment is first to fly 100% SAF

Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel loaded four tonnes of Scottish salmon on board Virgin Atlantic's Flight 100 from Heathrow to New York on 28 November, the first operated by a commercial airline to operate on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The cargo, from sustainable producer Bakkafrost, was non-revenue but K+N, one ... [+]

Virgin enhances digital offering

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has launched myVS, an expansion of its digital platform, which enables customers to quote, book, manage, and track their cargo shipments online. It is part of the airline’s overall digitisation program and will initially be launching in the UK and South Africa, for General, Pharma, and Fresh ... [+]

Virgin Atlantic flies earthquake aid to Adana

Virgin Atlantic has operated one of the first UK aid flights to Turkey, departing Heathrow on Tuesday 13 February with £350,000 worth of supplies for earthquake victims. The specially chartered cargo only flight transported 64 pallets of clothing and almost a tonne of infant milk powder to Adana, a 115 miles ... [+]

Virgin appoints head of distribution

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Maria Sanchez-Grant as its new head of distribution. Over the past 15 years she has held numerous sales and revenue roles within Virgin Atlantic Cargo, becoming senior manager, revenue optimisation in 2019, with responsibility for leading the revenue management and pricing functions of the cargo ... [+]

Virgin joins hands with Bestway Group to deliver medicines to flood-hit Pakistan

Over 20 tonnes of vital medicines is being airfreighted to Pakistan for flood victims  thanks to Virgin Atlantic Cargo and British retailer Bestway Group. The medicines, donated by Bestway, are due to land on Thursday 24 November  and will be distributed to help 3.2 million people who have lost their homes ... [+]

Billund flight to help Virgin tap into US e-commerce market

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to introduce a thrice-weekly freighter flight between London Heathrow and Billund Airport in Denmark, operated by a Titan Airways Airbus A321F. The flights, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, will replace trucking links, and will have a capacity of 28 tonnes per flight says the carrier. The new route ... [+]

Virgin to restart Cape Town flights in November

Virgin Atlantic is to resume flights between London Heathrow and Cape Town in South Africa in November, reports the Routes Online website. The route will be operated daily with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. [+]

Freight partnership brings cricket to the wider world

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and and its forwarder partner Woodland Group are helping the Bat For A Chance charity bring the game of cricket to girls across Pakistan. Together with construction equipment manufacturer, Energy, it has gone into partnership with FemGames, a female empowerment initiative that is currently implementing an ambitious ... [+]

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