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A solvent recapitalisation of Virgin Atlantic: airline positions itself for post Covid-19 future

Virgin Atlantic has reached a major milestone towards securing its future today, by announcing plans for a private-only solvent recapitalisation of the airline, following the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy, the nation and the travel and aviation industry. 

Posted 14th July 2020

Virgin Atlantic increases cargo-only flights by over 33% in June after a record-breaking month in May

Virgin Atlantic will increase its cargo-only flights by over 33% to nearly 600 in June with the launch of new routes including Beijing and Brussels following the success of its May programme.

Posted 3rd June 2020

Virgin Atlantic set to deliver over 43 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to the UK from China

Virgin Atlantic is set to deliver over 43 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) in to the UK onboard special cargo-only flights which have been chartered by the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS throughout May, June and July.

Posted 29th April 2020

Virgin Atlantic announces over 90 cargo-only flights a week in may

Virgin Atlantic will operate over 90 cargo-only flights per week in May as it helps customers reopen vital trade lanes connecting the UK with prime freight markets in the US, Hong Kong and China, India, Israel and South Africa. 

Posted 28th April 2020

Virgin Atlantic goes cargo-only to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic will relaunch scheduled cargo-only flights from London to Tel Aviv from May 6th , which will also offer same day connections over the UK to and from the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and South Africa.

Posted 24th April 2020

Virgin Atlantic resumes Shanghai cargo services

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first British airline to resume scheduled services to China, operating three flights a week from Heathrow Airport to Shanghai. 

Posted 21st April 2020

Virgin Atlantic delivers 3.5 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to the UK from China

Virgin Atlantic has delivered 3.5 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) in to the UK aboard special cargo-only flights which have been chartered by the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS.

Posted 21st April 2020

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly in crucial medical supplies for the NHS

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for the National Health Service (NHS). 

Posted 3rd April 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo targets a bigger share of £20 billion UK-India trade market with new Manchester - Delhi service from October

Businesses moving £20 billion of trade between the UK and India each year will enjoy a direct link to and from the North of England from October 2020 when Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches new Manchester-Delhi services. 

Posted 25th February 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to launch daily Heathrow - Cape Town flights and expand capacity to Cuba from October 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch a new daily Heathrow-Cape Town service from October 2020 and increase capacity to Cuba as part of their winter flying programme. 

Posted 12th February 2020

The Power of Choice for Cargo Customers as Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

AMSTERDAM/PARIS, ATLANTA and LONDON: February 3rd, 2020 – Air France-KLM Cargo, Delta Air Lines Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo are promising cargo customers more connections, greater shipment routing flexibility, improved trucking options, aligned services and innovative digital solutions with the launch of their expanded trans-Atlantic Joint Venture (JV). 

Posted 3rd February 2020

A record-breaking start for Virgin Atlantic Cargo's new A350-1000s

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is already celebrating the benefits of the airline’s new Airbus A350-1000s with record loads being achieved since the first aircraft entered service.

Posted 21st November 2019

More cargo capacity to India, Africa and the U.S. as Virgin Atlantc announces summer 2020 flying programme

Virgin Atlantic’s new flying programme for summer 2020 will give cargo customers more capacity on prime routes to India, Africa and the United States. 

Posted 19th November 2019

Tokyo to join Virgin Australia's international cargo network

Virgin Australia will add Japan to its international cargo network in March with the launch of daily services between Brisbane and Tokyo-Haneda. 

Posted 7th November 2019

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Cargo open new technology-inspired export facility at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have opened a stateof-the-art export facility at London Heathrow to future-proof the joint venture’s growth plans in the U.K. market. This is supported by new technologies that will enhance business continuity, as well as deliver significant improvements and transparency in the customer delivery experience. 

Posted 10th October 2019

More choice for cargo customers and a timely boost for UK trade as Virgin Atlantic unveils plans to transform competition at an expanded Heathrow airport

Virgin Atlantic’s challenge to IAG’s dominance at London Heathrow and its plans to significantly increase its long haul route network and launch a new comprehensive network of domestic and European routes when the airport expands, promises more choice and value for cargo customers exporting and importing goods through the UK’s biggest air cargo gateway.

Posted 30th September 2019

Tel Aviv joins Virgin Atlantic growing cargo network

Virgin Atlantic’s first flight to Tel Aviv touched down at Ben Gurion International Airport yesterday with a full cargo payload as the airline continues to extend its international route network.

Posted 26th September 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo expand network between the U.K. and United States

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K. and U.S. from next summer in a move which sees Delta join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick Airport for the first time together and promises cargo customers their best-ever choice of trans-Atlantic capacity, routes and frequencies. 

Posted 21st August 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo partners with WTA Aviation and Swissport for new daily Tel Aviv services

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded contracts to WTA Aviation and Swissport in Israel to support the launch and growth of the airline’s new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, which commence on 25th September.

Posted 25 July 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awarded first Cargo iQ certification in support of its commitment to ‘best-in-class’ customer service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s commitment to ‘best-in-class’ customer service and operational resilience has been recognised by the awarding of its first Cargo iQ certification following an independent audit by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA on behalf of Cargo iQ, theIATA interest group creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Posted 19 July 2019

Another boost for cargo customers as Virgin Atlantic secures cleanest, youngest fleet yet with introduction of Airbus A330neo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo customers will get a further capacity boost from the airline’s latest aircraft order. Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to announce a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos, with an additional six as options, reaffirming its commitment to flying the cleanest, greenest fleet in the sky.

Posted 17 June 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is first to adopt Accenture’s cloud-enabled, end-to-end AFLS 8.0 cargo management platform to spearhead its digital future

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s digital transformation to simplify its business and give customers new self-service solutions will be powered by the implementation of the latest Accenture Freight & Logistics Software 8.0 (AFLS 8.0) platform.

Posted 5 June 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo doubles India services with new route to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, a thriving cargo route for customers in India, the UK and US. The first service is set to commence on 27th October 2019 and will complement the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi. 

Posted 22 May 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints new Account Manager in Melbourne

Bosco Dsouza has been appointed Account Manager, Melbourne, by Virgin Atlantic Cargo as the airline looks to build on the strong growth of its Australia cargo business in the last year.

Posted 21 May 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo reports an ‘outstanding year’ in 2018 as revenues grew 13% to £222 million

Virgin Atlantic Cargo achieved its strongest revenue performance in the last five years in 2018, as revenue grew 13% year-on-year to £222 million. The achievement was supported by a 6% annual growth in volume to more than 244,000 tonnes, the airline’s best result since 2010. 

Posted 10 April 2019