Monday, July 15, 2024

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Nick Diesel as Managing Director

Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Diesel as its new Managing Director, effective 4th August 2024. Nick has been at Virgin Atlantic for nine years and during this time has held various senior leadership roles, most recently as Vice President, Financial Planning, with responsibility for leading the team through post-pandemic […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo joins WebCargo’s platform

Freightos Limited has announced that WebCargo by Freightos has partnered with Virgin Atlantic Cargo. This collaboration combines Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s extensive network with WebCargo’s digital reach, providing more options for forwarders globally. With the largest off-site cargo handling operation at the UK’s largest commercial aviation hub in London, Virgin Atlantic Cargo flies to 30 destinations […]

Opening new air cargo avenues

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is embarking on a journey of strategic expansion, forging impactful partnerships and introducing new routes that promise to redefine cargo transportation and reinforce the airline’s commitment to environmental sustainability.  Working hand in hand Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s partnership with Delta Air Lines isn’t just about collaboration; it’s a dynamic synergy that enhances cargo […]

Digitally transforming cargo handling

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is embracing a new era of digital excellence with the introduction of Accelya’s FLX Cargo Platform. This dynamic digital transformation is more than just a technological upgrade; it’s a strategic shift that enhances cargo management, customer experience, and overall operational efficiency by providing seamless connectivity and continued improvement. Catalyst for connectivity  Virgin […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces SAFc programme

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Certificate (SAFc) programme, designed to help freight forwarders and shippers manage their carbon emissions whilst demonstrating joint commitment to scaling the SAF industry.   Customers participating in the scheme will contribute to the airline’s purchase of SAF, receiving a SAF certificate for the associated scope 3 emissions […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches new products as part of digital transformation

On 26th March 2023, Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch a new framework for products that have been designed to offer more choice for customers when booking. The new framework will consist of both products and service levels enabling its customers to tailor every movement by selecting the right handling, speed, priority, and price. This new structure […]

Virgin Atlantic aid flight leaves for Turkey with vital supplies on board

One of the first UK aid flights to Turkey left Heathrow airport on 14th February, containing more than £350,000 worth of vital supplies for those in need following last week’s earthquake in the region. A specially chartered Virgin Atlantic cargo-only flight transported 64 pallets of clothing and other essential supplies, including 31,000 coats and blankets […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Maria Sanchez-Grant as Head of Distribution

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced the appointment of Maria Sanchez-Grant as its new Head of Distribution. Sanchez-Grant has been at Virgin Atlantic Cargo for 15 years and during this time has held numerous sales and revenue roles within Virgin Atlantic Cargo, culminating in taking on the role of Senior Manager, Revenue Optimisation in 2019, with […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo lays out plans for future freighter operations

Delivering $6.8 trillion worth of goods annually, Virgin Atlantic Cargo is one of the leading players in the global air cargo industry, moving products and fresh produce every single day to businesses and consumers around the world. Offering a range of services, including for general goods, priority items and sensitive cargo, the airline looks to […]

Virgin Atlantic saves 1,000 tonnes of fuel in industry leading pilot led programme

Virgin Atlantic captains have saved the equivalent of 1,000 tonnes of fuel in under six months using Signol, a behavioural economics and data science app designed to reduce fuel usage and carbon emissions. The Signol platform uses data analysis to provide recommendations on a personalised basis on how to fly most efficiently from a fuel […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds Releye containers to its portfolio of ULDs

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has approved the use of Envirotainer’s game-changing Releye RLP and RAP containers, as the airline continues to grow its pharmaceutical and life science offering. The Releye solutions offer the best in live tracking updates and contains technology to ensure consistent and evenly dispersed cooling, as well as utilising integrated live monitoring of […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Airbase GSE agreement

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has extended its long-standing partnership with Airbase GSE in a new five-year contract, continuing the successful operation of ULD Cargo. The partnership will include ULD management systems, procurement planning and digitalization, as well as assist in creating a sustainable future with environmental management systems. As Virgin Atlantic Cargo continues to strive toward […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo expands operations to Billund

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is set to increase its flying, as it expands its network to Billund Airport from August 3, 2022, following its operations continuing to go from strength to strength. As demand to transport cargo remains strong Virgin Atlantic Cargo will transport air freight from Billund Airport, which is currently transported on trucks. Virgin […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo selects Accelya to power transformation

Accelya, a leading global provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, today announced that it has been selected to power the digital transformation of one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Virgin Atlantic Cargo. The airline is transforming its technology infrastructure to maintain and grow volume secured during the pandemic. As a result of this agreement Virgin Atlantic Cargo […]

Bat For A Chance teams up with Energy and Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Bat For A Chance (BFAC) has recently partnered-up with Energy and Virgin Atlantic Cargo as part of an exciting programme of kit donations scheduled for 2022 across the world. The second kit donation of 2022 has been overseen by the charity’s global ambassador, England women’s cricketing star Lydia Greenway.  Courtesy of sponsor Energy and the […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Wardlaw

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announce the appointment of Phil Wardlaw as its new vice president and managing director. Wardlaw has been at Virgin Atlantic for 17 years and during this time has held numerous leadership roles within the operations and engineering teams, culminating in taking on the role of VP engineering & maintenance in 2017, […]

Virgin Atlantic to ship vaccines around the world with SkyCell

SkyCell, the leading manufacturer of innovative pharma containers, has partnered with Virgin Atlantic to contribute to its safe, secure, and sustainable shipment of valuable vaccines and pharma products. Virgin Atlantic will use SkyCell containers covering the full range of biologics transit temperature requirements: -80°C, -25°C to -15°C, +2°C to +8°C, and up to +15°C to […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo commence new Pakistan route

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will commence flights between the UK and Pakistan this Monday, supporting growing trade volumes between exporters and importers in both countries. Flights are set to launch from London Heathrow to Lahore on 7th December, Manchester to Islamabad on 10th December, and London Heathrow to Islamabad on 12th December. This is the first time that Virgin […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces new service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announces it is launching a new cargo service from London Heathrow to San Juan. Commencing on the 24th November, it is the first time that the airline has operated cargo flying to Puerto Rico and it will be serving the destination twice weekly on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This new fast, efficient […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo set to launch new services to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will be launching flights between the UK and Pakistan in December 2020, supporting growing trade volumes between exporters and importers in both countries. Trade in goods and services between the UK and Pakistan is worth some £3.3 billion a year, rising 4.7% year-on-year in 2019, with high volumes of goods such as […]

Virgin Atlantic increases cargo-only flights by over 33% in June

Virgin Atlantic will increase its cargo-only flights by 35% to nearly 600 in June with the launch of new routes including Beijing and Brussels following the success of its May programme. June will see a total of 601 flights – 597 cargo-only services and 4 repatriation flights for the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). […]

Virgin Atlantic positions itself for post-Covid-19 future

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to reshape and resize its business to ensure that it is fit for the future, in response to the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy and the travel and aviation industry. Accordingly, the airline has taken decisive action to reduce costs, preserve cash and to protect […]

Virgin Atlantic set to deliver over 43m items of PPE from China to the UK

In April, Virgin Atlantic successfully partnered with the UK Department of Health and Social Care and the National Health Service (NHS), operating nine cargo-only flights from Shanghai to London Heathrow, bringing 150 tonnes of medical equipment, supplies and PPE, transported in 12,000 boxes, carrying over 4.2 million individual items. Virgin Atlantic will now increase these […]

A350-1000s help Virgin Atlantic carry more cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has been carrying record volumes using new Airbus A350-1000s on key trans-Atlantic routes. The airline has taken delivery of three A350-1000s as part of a $4.4 billion order for 12 aircraft. A fourth A350-1000 will join the fleet in December followed by phased deliveries throughout 2020 and 2021. On London Heathrow – […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds capacity for summer 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced its summer 2020 programme, which will feature extra flights to India, Africa and the USA. India will benefit from a second daily flight between London Heathrow and Delhi Indira Gandhi airports from 29 March. The Boeing 787 service to Delhi will depart Heathrow in the morning, and offer up to […]

Virgin Australia to add Tokyo Haneda to network

Japan will join Virgin Australia’s cargo network with daily services between Brisbane and Tokyo Haneda from March. Daily flights will be launched on 29 March 2020, with cargo space being marketed by Virgin Atlantic Cargo using an Airbus A330 offering 15-20 tonnes of cargo capacity. The route, Virgin Australia’s first service to Tokyo is expected […]

Virgin and Delta future proof cargo joint venture

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have future proofed their joint venture with the opening of the London Heathrow export facility. Opened on schedule, the new facility is the first phase of the two airline’s expansion programme to double cargo handling capacity at Heathrow to meet projected growth. The new dnata City East facility offers […]

Virgin Atlantic to provide more choice at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic wants to provide cargo customers with more choice by challenging IAG’s dominance at London’s Heathrow Airport. The airport handles over 70% of UK air cargo, totalling 1.7 million tonnes per annum, a figure that is projected to grow to three million by 2040. Over 30% of British trade flies through the airport, valued […]

Virgin Atlantic touches down in Tel Aviv for first time

Virgin Atlantic first flight to Tel Aviv touched down yesterday (Wednesday 25 September) with a full cargo payload of cargo. The daily Airbus A330-300 service offers 20 tonnes of cargo to and from London’s Heathrow Airport as well as connections to major US gateways. With support from freight forwarders, Virgin Atlantic Cargo is confident of […]