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Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Leisure Kargo as its new General Sales Agent in Turkey

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Leisure Kargo as its new General Sales Agent in Turkey

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has confirmed the appointment of its new General Sales Agent (GSA) in Turkey, Leisure Kargo, effective 1st September.  

Leisure Kargo’s primary office is located in Antalya (AYT) but will shortly open a secondary office in Istanbul. Initial representation will cover exports from four departure points in Turkey; Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), Ankara (ESB), Izmir (ADB) and Antalya (AYT). 

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Following a comprehensive evaluation process Leisure Kargo have been appointed based on its comprehensive professional presentation and existing relationships with a number of airline partners that will enable Virgin Atlantic to export cargo from Turkey and connect onto the VS network in Brussels, Tel Aviv or a variety of regional UK gateways. 

“We are excited to start this new relationship with Leisure Kargo and to re-establish Virgin Atlantic Cargo representation in Turkey. This is a very important cargo export market, and we look forward to building new customer relationships and opening up our network to Turkish exporters who I am sure will love the Virgin service,” Steve Buckerfield, Head of Sales at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said. 

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“We’re excited to welcome Virgin Atlantic Cargo to Turkey – MERHABA! We are honoured to be appointed as the General Sales Agent for Virgin Atlantic Cargo. This cooperation will open essential export opportunities for our valued customers to explore the brilliant network capabilities of Virgin Atlantic Cargo and our ambitious team look forward to using our local expertise to deliver an exceptional customer experience – we’re ready to go,” Zeki Güler, Managing Director at Leisure Kargo, added.

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