Virgin flies to Norway for the first time

Virgin Atlantic is extending its cargo-only network to Evenes, its first ever flights between London Heathrow and Norway. The twice weekly Boeing 787-9 flights from the north-western hub will offer over 100 tonnes of capacity for the Norwegian seafood and fish industry. Connections are available at Heathrow to various US destinations and other gateways on Virgin’s network. Exports to the US will reach destination up to 72 hours faster than current solutions ... [+]

Virgin to return to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai from 27 October, complementing the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi. The daily service will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft, providing up to 26 tonnes of cargo capacity.   [+]

Virgin has outstanding year

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has reported an ‘outstanding year’ in 2018 with revenues growing 13% to £222 million. Volume increase to more than 244,000 tonnes, the airline’s best result since 2010. During the year, the airline achieved new records for tonnage from the UK and the US, as well as on ... [+]

São Paulo to be Virgin’s first South American city

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to launch flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. A daily 787 will offer several tonnes of capacity on the carrier’s first foray into South America and will give direct access into the continent’s largest import and export market and the largest base ... [+]

Virgin sees lively prospects in Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic will add new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv on 25 September 2019. The Airbus A330-300 will offer 20 tonnes of capacity on each flight to Israel the airfreight market rose by 17% in 2018. There was particularly strong growth in shipments of pharmaceuticals, perishables and ... [+]

Virgin doubles flights to buoyant Jo’Burg

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has added a second daily Boeing 787-9 service between London and Johannesburg. Cargo managing director Dominic Kennedy said that the carrier was continuing to see strong demand for capacity to and from South Africa following revenue and tonnage gains on the route in 2017. He added: “The ... [+]

Cargo in close-up for Young Forwarder finalists

Three finalists for BIFA’s 2018 Young Freight Forwarders of the Year award were recently treated to a familiarisation day at Virgin Atlantic Cargo which has sponsored the competition since 2011. Award winner, Louis Perring, a director of Hemisphere Freight Services, was joined by fellow finalists Katie Brown, air freight manager ... [+]

Virgin wins pharma licence

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has been granted a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) for its global headquarters operations and its new Pharma Zone at Heathrow Airport. It confirms the airline’s compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and its ability to maintain the quality and integrity of medicinal products for human use. WDA is ... [+]

Faster than the speed of flight?

DP World has gone into partnership with the Virgin group to develop a transport system which, its proponents say, world, DP World Cargospeed could deliver freight at the speed of flight but at a cost closer to that of trucking. A pod-like vehicle, capable of carrying freight or passengers, is propelled ... [+]

Orlando option for Belfast shippers

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has started a new weekly summer service from Belfast to Orlando, departing on Mondays. Exports from Northern Ireland are expected to include spare parts and machinery. The carrier already operates 17 flights from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. [+]

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