Virgin Atlantic, Delta to expand UK-US services in 2020 

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo jointly announced plans to expand their networks between the United Kingdom and the United States.  As part of the expansion, the carriers will increase trans-Atlantic flights between Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN) to destinations in the U.S. beginning next year.  Delta will join Virgin Atlantic at LGW where […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 15, 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo increased volumes in 2018

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic released its 2018 results, which show the airline’s cargo arm increased volume by about 6% to 244,000 tonnes, compared to the previous year, while revenue grew 13% to £222 million, year-over-year. The carrier’s volume growth percentage was above IATA’s market average of 3.5%. The carrier attributed its success to a 50% […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 10, 2019

Virgin Atlantic re-launches Sydney-Hong Kong service

This week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo re-launched its Sydney-Hong Kong service ahead of schedule, following the airline’s three year hiatus. The carrier points to a “shift in the market” since 2014 – specifically, the growth of online shopping – as the main reason for the resumption of service. “Sydney-Hong Kong is a route we know very […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 3, 2018

Delta Cargo, Air France-KLM to share Delta’s Seattle warehouse

Delta Cargo and partner Air France-KLM have added Seattle to the list of cities in which the two carriers share facilities in anticipation of higher monthly airfreight volumes. Delta Cargo and its partners have employed this co-locating strategy in hub cities across the nation – namely Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Detroit, New York, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 29, 2018

Cargolux passes GDP renewal audit, others go it alone

Cargolux Airlines has once again passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) audit, validating its GDP certification. The company’s management system continues to meet the requirements of the E.U. directive, “Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use,” and of World Health Organization guidelines. As carriers look to pharma cargo for the next […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2017

Cathay Pacific issues latest ban on lithium batteries

Another lithium domino falls. Cathay Pacific joined Qantas, Delta, United and Virgin Australia in banning the shipment of lithium-ion batteries on either freighters or in the bellies of passenger aircraft. The rule only applies to batteries being shipped in bulk, not those that are being used in laptop computers, mobile phones or similar devices. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 15, 2015

Virgin Atlantic Cargo sees mostly flat first half

Virgin Atlantic Cargo said overcapacity is hurting the air cargo market. “In terms of revenue, we are slightly ahead of our target for the year, but the level of capacity some airlines are bringing onto the main markets is driving yields down to a level that will be unsustainable for many operators,” John Lloyd, director […]
  • August 28, 2014

Changes for some, big growth for others in North America

Will the road less traveled, as mentioned in the Robert Frost poem, make all the difference for Delta Air Lines’ cargo operation? That remains to be seen, but the two men charged with moving cargo forward at the Atlanta-based airline believe so. With the retirement of Tony Charaf, Delta’s cargo chief, on Aug. 1, the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 29, 2014

The week in brief

Over 82 tonnes of medical supplies and equipment needed to help victims still dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan have reached the Philippines after Virgin Atlantic Airways offered its support to UNICEF and Save the Children. With four of its aircraft heading to the Philippines for routine maintenance work, Virgin Atlantic approached the charities […]
  • May 29, 2014

An inside look at how Virgin stages its CNS party

The annual CNS Partnership Conference is known for its valuable conference sessions and networking opportunities for attendees. For the past few years, it has also been known for the over-the-top opening night reception sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo. Attendees look forward to the reception with a “what will Virgin do next” anticipation. This year’s event, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 21, 2014

Virgin Atlantic Cargo gains big in Asia Pacific

Virgin Atlantic Cargo had its highest-ever average load factor of 76 percent in 2013, up 6 percent year over year. Asia Pacific produced Virgin Atlantic’s biggest cargo gains in 2013 with a 12 percent increase in tonnage and a 3 percent rise in revenues. Tonnage on its Americas network was 5 percent higher, and the […]
  • April 24, 2014

Virgin Atlantic sees strong U.S. cargo gains

Traffic from the U.S. to India, business gains in the U.S. Northeast and more perishables traffic all contributed to transatlantic tonnage, revenue and market share gains for Virgin Atlantic Cargo in 2013. The airline’s ability to offer fast connections over London to both Delhi and Mumbai attracted strong customer support during the year. Cargo volumes […]
  • February 10, 2014