Sherlock hunts out new Virgin Atlantic Cargo role
04 / 07 / 2016
Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Darren Sherlock to the newly-created role of manager, products and partnerships as it increases focus on growing products, such as its pharmaceutical offering.
Sherlock joined the airline in 2011 as a business change analyst and was part of the team that developed Virgin Atlantic’s Cool Chain product in 2014.
Since the Cool Chain product was launched, the airline has more than doubled its share of the pharmaceutical market between the UK and North America.
Virgin Atlantic senior vice president cargo John Lloyd said: “Pharmaceutical traffic is a fast-growing part of Virgin’s business.
"The world’s biggest global pharma market is transatlantic so with our 27% share of cargo capacity to and from the US we are in a strong position to give our customers the capacity, frequencies and service they need.
"Building on the growth we achieved in 2015, Darren will be responsible for working closely with our customers to look for more opportunities for us to work together across our network.”
Sherlock added: "With the UK to US pharma market alone forecast to grow by 7% a year to 2020, we expect to see more opportunities over this period."
The airline put growth in its pharma business down to its high number of frequencies to and from the US and daily flights connecting other major healthcare markets such as India and China, and its service performance.