Saturday, July 20, 2024

Rathor named UK regional sales manager at Virgin

Sumith Rathor has been appointed regional sales manager – UK at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, taking over from Ray Wood. In his new role, he is based at the Cargo Point office near London Heathrow, taking over from Wood who has left to join Doncaster Sheffield Airport as head of cargo. Rathor joined the airline in […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to launch second daily flight to Johannesburg

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to launch a second daily flight between London and Johannesburg, adding up to 24 tonnes of additional cargo capacity when services commence in October. The new daily flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-9, which can carry up to 24 tonnes of cargo, helping to provide extra capacity with Virgin […]

Pharma and e-commerce help Virgin Cargo volumes hit five year high

Revenue at Virgin Atlantic Cargo increased nine per cent in 2017 and volumes have reached a five year high driven by strong demand in pharmaceutical and e-commerce shipments. The airline carried 230,500 tonnes of cargo in 2017, up six per cent thanks to particularly strong westbound business to the USA with daily Heathrow-Seattle services performing […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo makes senior sales team appointments

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has made two senior appointments to its sales team, which it says comes at a time it is seeing soaring volumes, most notably from its home market in the UK. Ryan Ellis (pictured above left) takes up the position of head of global accounts while Ray Wood (pictured above right) joins the […]

Buckerfield appointed Virgin Atlantic Cargo vice president sales

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Steve Buckerfield as its vice president sales, a role which will consist of him leading the airline’s global sales team and be responsible for sales across its international network. Buckerfield started his carrier in 1984 at Emery Worldwide, before moving to American Airlines Cargo in 1990, where he stayed for […]