Apr 21 | 2020
(Asia-Europe) Three Weekly Shanghai-UK Flights
Freight carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced the resumption of cargo services between the UK and China, with three weekly flights from Shanghai.
The airline is the first British airline to resume scheduled services to China. Two of the three weekly Boeing 787-9 flights will be chartered exclusively by the UK Department of Health and Social Care to increase deliveries of medical supplies for the NHS.
“These are unprecedented times and we all want to play a part in supporting the NHS. We are proud to be part of the mission to get crucial medical supplies to the UK as fast as possible, which is the result of a fantastic team effort between the authorities and our colleagues right across the airline. It also means we can help our freight forwarder customers to re-establish supply chains to China, which will enable them and their customers to start getting back to business," said Dominic Kennedy, managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo.
Headquartered in Crawley, UK, Virgin Atlantic Cargo operates via parent company Virgin's fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft to a network to more than 350 destinations worldwide.