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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 flights to Pakistan each month, expanding the direct UK to Pakistan market by 90% in December alone. The UK is ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Virgin to slash four in five services

Virgin Atlantic says it will put drastic measures in place to ensure its future including an 80% cut in scheduled flights by 26 March and parking three quarters of its fleet. It will focus on core routes, depending on customer demand but its London Heathrow – Newark service will be permanently ... [+]

Virgin curries favour with Indian traders

Virgin Atlantic Cargo says it will target the £20 billion of trade between the UK and India each when it flies between Delhi and Manchester for the first time in October. It will operate three A330-200 flights every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, following the start of daily Heathrow-Mumbai services on ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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