Virgin appoints Faulkner as head of cargo commercial

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Mark Faulkner as its new head of cargo commercial.

He brings a wealth of experience within the aviation sector and in the world of cargo to the airline.

Faulkner began his cargo career 19 years ago at DHL Aviation, subsequently moving to Cargolux, BA, and IAG before culminating as Director West, Cargo Commercial at Etihad Cargo.

His background includes revenue management to network and alliances, spanning across the commercial spectrum, as well as being key to several major projects, which delivered considerable benefits and financial contributions.

Faulkner’s new role will focus on the responsibility for leading the commercial activity of the cargo division, including revenue management, strategy and planning, business insights, and network and alliances.

Commenting on his new position, Faulkner said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Virgin Atlantic Cargo and am committed to building on the fantastic momentum the team has accomplished, as we continue to grow andachieve future success.

“With a post Covid norm now established, I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience to assist the business in ensuring Virgin Atlantic Cargo is at the forefront of this new market, whilst we continue to put our customers and people first, showing our presence and character, and driving innovation by breaking the norms.”

Phil Wardlaw, Managing Director, Virgin Atlantic Cargo commented: “We are incredibly excited for Mark to step into his new role at Virgin Atlantic Cargo.

“He has an incredible wealth of experience, which will see him focus on optimising and developing our cargo network as well as being involved in the business’s key focus of advancing our digital and technology offering and improving the customer experience, within the company.

“I look forward to working closely with him on his journey with Virgin Atlantic Cargo.”

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