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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 direct services from cities including Delhi and Los Angeles. December also saw Virgin Atlantic’s highest-ever daily import and export volumes ... [+]

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. [+]

Virgin to go double-daily to Jo’burg

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to launch a second daily service between London and Johannesburg from 28 October. The additional frequency will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft, which can carry up to 24 tonnes of cargo. In April, the carrier will open a local contact centre in Johannesburg. In ... [+]

Virgin first to offer new pharma container

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first UK airline to approve the use of CSafe’s new RAP container for temperature-sensitive healthcare products. Following its approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, the unit has now been approved by Virgin across its international network. The CSafe ... [+]

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