VIRGIN ATLANTIC DOUBLES SOUTH AFRICA CARGO CAPACITY


VIRGIN ATLANTIC DOUBLES SOUTH AFRICA CARGO CAPACITY
 
Virgin Atlantic Cargo has increased its support for South Africa’s thriving air cargo market with the start of a second daily service connecting London and Johannesburg.
 
The launch of double daily Boeing 787-9 flights is a boost to Virgin Atlantic customers in the US, who now have access to additional cargo capacity to South Africa over London.
Virgin is continuing to see strong demand for capacity to and from South Africa following on from positive revenue and tonnage gains on the route in 2017.
 
In the first eight months of this year, US-South Africa volumes have shown the biggest growth, up 8% year-on-year, while traffic from Johannesburg is 2% higher due to regular shipments of perishables – including pre-packed fruit salads, vegetables and stone fruits, as well as car parts, computer components, mining equipment and personal effects.
 
The route is also popular for courier traffic and customers moving valuable cargoes.
 
Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, commented: “We are experiencing a high level of demand for capacity to and from South Africa, so the launch of a second daily service will go some way to providing the extra space our customers in the UK, US and South Africa need.
 
"On October 28, our first day of double daily services, both flights operated with payloads totalling 34 tonnes and we expect this to continue given the broad range of goods moving to and from Johannesburg. This is one of our best-ever years on the route, now served for over 22 years.”

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