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 and increase frequencies from Manchester to Barbados from three times to five times a week. The carrier will also launch a ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Virgin to pull out of Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic will move its flying programme from Gatwick to Heathrow, although it intends to keep its slots so it can return in line with customer demand.  It will also axe over 3,000 jobs in the UK. British Airways has also said it may permanently close its currently suspended Gatwick ... [+]

Virgin flies vital supplies from Shanghai

Virgin Atlantic teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter with essential medical supplies and equipment for the NHS from Shanghai to London. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft departed Shanghai at 11:40 local time on 3 April landing at 16:50 the same day at London Heathrow. Manned ... [+]

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