Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic renew cargo partnership
05 / 10 / 2016
Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia after the two companies signed a new long-term agreement.
The two airlines have worked together since February 2009, with Virgin Atlantic taking responsibility for all cargo revenues on Virgin Australia’s long-haul flights to and from Sydney and Brisbane and Los Angeles.
From Los Angeles, cargo customers are then able to connect into Virgin Atlantic’s network.
Pip Palmer, who was recently appointed Regional Sales Manager for Australia & New Zealand, said: “In 2015, our total volumes ex-Australia to the US increased by 5% year-on-year and ex-US to Australia by 4% in what was, and remains, a highly competitive market.
"We aim to earn the growing support of our customers by ensuring they continue to experience the best possible customer service and network connections.”
John Lloyd, senior vice president cargo at Virgin Atlantic, added: "It is also great news for our sales team in the US who can continue to provide our customers with a direct cargo service to Australia.”
The extension of the longstanding partnership between the two airlines follows last year’s launch of Virgin Australia Cargo to manage the cargo operations of Virgin Australia across its extensive domestic and short-haul international network.
The Virgin Group has a 51% shareholding in Virgin Atlantic Limited and an 8% share in Virgin Australia Holdings.