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 ... [+]

Virgin flies twice a week to San Juan

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has launched a new cargo service from London Heathrow to San Juan, Puerto Rico, served twice weekly with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. It will offer opportunities for companies looking to export and import goods such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and electronic devices between prime markets in the ... [+]

Virgin launches Pharma Secure service

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a new Pharma Secure service for urgent and vulnerable pharmaceutical and life sciences shipments.  It will include a 24/7 support team, automatic live status updates, proactive service recovery and periodical integrity checks, temperature-controlled facilities and a dedicated booking team. Virgin Atlantic Cargo managing director, Dominic Kennedy, commented: ... [+]

Virgin to offer Milan and Pakistan cargo flights

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is offering cargo-only services between London Heathrow and Milan from 12 September. Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 passenger aircraft will operate in freighter mode from London every Thursday and Sunday offering up to 50 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight to and from Milan Malpensa. The flights will ... [+]

Shareholders come to the rescue of Virgin

Shareholders have pumped millions of pounds into Virgin Atlantic in a bid to save the troubled airline from bankruptcy. It announced a “solvent recapitalisation” from private interests only including a restructuring plan based on a five year business plan, with the support of shareholders Virgin Group and Delta, new private ... [+]

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