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 from the epicentre of the earthquake. The shipment will be handled on the ground by AFAD, the Turkish Government’s Aid ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Virgin to launch Edinburgh-Caribbean flights

Virgin Atlantic is to launch twice-weekly Airbus A330 flights from Edinburgh to Barbados on 5 December and twice weekly flights to Orlando, Florida in April 2022, reports Routes Online. It will also start a three times a week seasonal A330-300 winter service from Manchester to Montego Bay, Jamaica from 6 November ... [+]

Virgin flies vital supplies to India

Virgin Atlantic has partnered with Khalsa Aid to deliver over 200 boxes of oxygen concentrators to Delhi to help India deal with an upsurge in the number of coronavirus cases. The equipment was flown on flight VS300 at 20:15 on Saturday 30 April from London Heathrow The airline has subsequently offered ... [+]

Virgin to fly freight-only to Frankfurt

Virgin Atlantic is to operate cargo only services between Frankfurt and its London Heathrow hub from 25 April. Initially, the service will operate twice a week before increasing to three times a week from 1 May. Connections to and from the US will be available over Heathrow. It is the first ... [+]

Virgin flies to Pakistan for first time

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to start its first ever flights between the UK and Pakistan from Monday. London Heathrow to Lahore starts on 7 December, Manchester to Islamabad on 10 December, and Heathrow to Islamabad on 12 December. The new services, operated by 787-9 aircraft, will add over 66 direct ... [+]

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