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 also offer connections over London including next day deliveries from New York to Milan. Capacity will be marketed by ADP, the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. [+]

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