Virgin to offer Indian triple helpings from summer-updated

Virgin Atlantic to introduce a second daily service between Heathrow and Delhi in its summer programme for 2020 which, together with its new service to Mumbai launched in October, will give three daily flights to India. The new schedule will see the introduction of a second daily Boeing 787 service to Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport, commencing on 29 March, departing from Heathrow in the morning and complementing the current evening departure. The ... [+]

Touch down in Tel Aviv for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic’s first flight to Tel Aviv touched down at Ben Gurion International on 25 September. The new daily Airbus A330-300 flights offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from London Heathrow as well as connections with the US, Israel’s biggest trading partner. Cargo capacity out of Israel is being ... [+]

Clean green fleet for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first UK airline to announce a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos, plus six options. The new planes are 13% more fuel and carbon efficient than the A330-300 they replace and will deliver a 50 per cent reduction in airport noise. The order, valued at $4.1billion, ... [+]

New man for Virgin Down Under

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Bosco Dsouza as account manager, Melbourne. He joins the airline from Worldwide GSA for Qatar Airways Cargo. Virgin Atlantic achieved significant tonnage and volume growth in Australia in 2018. [+]

Sifax lands Virgin Lagos handling

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a five-year handling contract to Sifax SAHCOL in Lagos to improve its customer service following a 19% rise  in export volumes in the last year and higher inbound demand from the pharmaceutical and courier sectors. Import and export cargo will be handled in Sifax SAHCOL’s ... [+]

New sales head for Virgin Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Sumith Rathor as regional sales manager – UK. He joined the airline in 2013 as a customer service agent after 11 years with Uneek Freight Services in the UK, moving in 2014 to Virgin Atlantic Cargo as account manager - UK. He succeeds Ray Wood, who has ... [+]

Virgin Cargo appoints head of digital

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Suzy Wardle to the new role of head of digital and distribution. She will be responsible for delivering the airline’s digitisation programme which will allow customers to interact in new and innovative ways, She has held a number of digital roles at Virgin Atlantic over ... [+]

Virgin names new managers

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Paul Fallon as director commercial and business development and Tania Wilson as Director Operations. The changes follow Dominic Kennedy’s promotion to managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo in August. Fallon was latterly Virgin’s director cargo operations and business development while Wilson is currently head of ... [+]

Change of plan at Virgin Atlantic

Dominic Kennedy is being promoted to managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo. It follows changes in the airline’s senior management team which that mean David Geer, who was due to take up the post in mid-August, will instead become senior vice president revenue management. Dominic Kennedy (pictured) will take up ... [+]

Virgin appoints new cargo boss

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed David Geer as managing director, succeeding John Lloyd following his decision to leave the airline after 30 years. David Geer joined Virgin Atlantic in April 2012 and has spent the last five years with Virgin Holidays, most recently as commercial, product and business development director, ... [+]

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