VIRGIN Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have entered a multi-year cargo handling agreement in which Delta will provide cargo handling for Virgin at New York’s JFK International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport.
“Delta are well established at JFK and in Boston, and share our focus on delivering the highest standards of customer service,” says John Lloyd, director of cargo at Virgin Atlantic.
“We will continue to offer full Virgin oversight at both facilities to ensure we provide a great customer experience and maintain the reliable and flexible service our customers expect from us,” he adds.
Both airlines are committed to making this partnership the best operational offering at the two US east coast airports. “We want our customers to benefit from this move and to continue to make us their carrier of choice,” Lloyd adds.
The cargo handling agreement represents another facet of the expanding relationship between the two airlines.
Tony Charaf, senior vice-president and chief cargo officer at Delta Cargo, notes. “We anticipate more growth potential from this innovative partnership.”
New York-JFK is Virgin Atlantic’s biggest cargo gateway in North America, with four daily wide-bodied flights and annual cargo volume of nearly 10 million kilos.
Boston generates some 2.5 million kilos of freight annually.