A re-organisation of transatlantic services is welcomed by Virgin Atlantic Cargo as part of cooperation with Delta Air Lines.
Yesterday, this two airlines hit the headlines by announcing a range of transatlantic service including changes with a new four-times-a-week direct Heathrow-Portland flight,the first between the city and London.
In the meantime,Virgin will be in charge of the operation of existing Delta flights between Manchester and New York JFK and Heathrow-Seattle as well.
John Lloyd senior vice president, cargo, Virgin Atlantic, said: “Seattle is a top 15 import/export market for cargo between the UK and US and is an important and growing market for many of our customers so we hope to earn a healthy share of this business.
“By increasing our commitment to Manchester, we will also be reducing the need for customers in the North of England and Scotland to have to truck cargo to London, which is going to save them time and money.
“We’re making it even easier for them to do business with Virgin Atlantic, and the same is true for customers in New York where there is strong demand for cargo capacity to Manchester.”
Other changes include Delta taking over Virgin services between Heathrow and Detroit, in addition to its existing service, and Heathrow-Atlanta, although Virgin will continue to operate a daily service on the route.