Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Virgin Atlantic Cargo Launches Dubai Service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced the launch of its new Dubai service, starting on the 27th March. The direct flight between Heathrow and Dubai will operate four flights a week, increasing to daily from 1st June 2006.

The route will be operated by both A340-300 and A340-600 aircraft. Michelle House, Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s commercial manager said: “The Dubai market is sizeable in both directions and we already have a strong presence as an off-line basis, where we have been served very well by our longstanding GSA Airline Cargo Resources. Dubai is a leading air cargo hub, both in its own right and as a major transhipment point between Europe and the Far East.”

She went on to say that the Dubai market is a dynamic one for cargo and “is one of many destinations we had earmarked for our future growth. We accept that there is a considerable amount of capacity already available between London and Dubai, however we are looking forward to offering 1st class competition on the route and doing it the Virgin way.”