Virgin Atlantic Cargo awards Australian handling contract to Menzies

05 / 07 / 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Menzies Aviation in Australia.

The new agreement saw Menzies take over Virgin Atlantic’s cargo handling in Melbourne on June 8, with Brisbane to follow on July 9, and Sydney on August 7.

The move will support Virgin Atlantic’s longstanding international long-haul cargo sales and management agreement with Virgin Australia.

Currently, Virgin Atlantic is responsible for marketing the cargo capacity on Virgin Australia’s daily services from Sydney to Los Angeles, its six weekly services from Brisbane to LA, and its five weekly services from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

In 2017, this was extended to include Virgin Australia’s new Melbourne-Hong Kong services, and increased again at the start of July when the airline launched daily Sydney-Hong Kong services.

Overall, cargo volumes generated by Virgin Atlantic into Australia in the first quarter of 2018 increased 30.5%, while revenue from Australia also achieved strong growth.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo director of operations Tania Boyes thanked dnata, its handling partner in Australia for the past three years, for their support.

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