Virgin, Delta Sign Cargo Deal

Improved Connections Between US and UK

Breakbulk airline Virgin Atlantic Cargo has signed a deal with U.S. carrier Delta Airlines to boost breakbulk capacity between the U.S. and UK.

The partners announced plans to increase flights from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester in the UK to New York-JFK, Boston and a range of other U.S. cities. Rollout of the new services is expected from March next year  onwards.

“This is great news for the cargo customers of both airlines and will significantly increase the choice they have to ship goods between the U.K. and U.S. As we continue to build a platform for long-term growth, our summer 2020 schedule represents another strengthening of our joint venture with Delta Cargo and will help to reinforce our position as a carrier of choice on the highly-competitive trans-Atlantic market,” said Dominic Kennedy, managing director, cargo at Virgin Atlantic.

With head offices in Crawley, UK, Virgin Atlantic Cargo operates via parent company Virgin’s fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft and carries more than 240 million kilos of cargo annually via a network of more than 350 airports worldwide.