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Virgin Atlantic Cargo set to launch new services to Pakistan from London and Manchester

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 textiles, apparel and machinery. The UK is the third biggest global market for Pakistani exporters after the US and China and their main trade lane in Europe. Virgin Atlantic will operate three new routes; London Heathrow to Lahore; London Heathrow to Islamabad as well Manchester to Islamabad.

Posted 27th August 2020

Milan joins Virgin Atlantic's cargo-only network in September

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is extending its cargo-only network to Italy, launching twice-weekly services connecting London Heathrow and Milan.

Starting with the first flight on Saturday 12th September, the airline will subsequently commence Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 flights from London every Thursday and Sunday offering up to 50 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight to and from Milan’s Malpensa Airport.

Posted 26th August 2020

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