Virgin Atlantic Cargo confirms it will continue freighter flights

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Source: Titan Airways

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue operating its sole freighter service on an ad hoc basis to secure more air cargo capacity and retain European Union market share.

Speaking exclusively to Air Cargo News, the airline said its London-Brussels service that started in May and was operated by Titan Airways utilising an Airbus A321P2F would continue on an ad hoc basis using a mix of Titan and its own aircraft.

The service, on an LHR-BRU-LHR rotation, was originally planned to operate until the end of October.

A Virgin Atlantic Cargo spokesperson said: “We’re really pleased with our successful partnership with Titan Airways. This operation has helped to solidify our presence in the EU market, and we will continue to explore how we serve Brussels through a mix of dedicated freighters from Titan Airways and our own aircraft.”

Virgin has recently ended flights between Denmark’s Billund Airport and Heathrow Airport in London using an A321F operated by Titan Airways.

From August to October 2, the Billund to Heathrow service ran three times per week offering 28 tonnes of capacity per flight and connected with Virgin Atlantic flights to the US and other destinations.

In October, Virgin Atlantic Cargo managing director Phil Wardlaw told Air Cargo News: “Onward connection to our flight network at London Heathrow remains available via truck from Billund and we are exploring opportunities for faster connections to our flight network via other European gateways.”

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