25 years after Virgin Atlantic Cargo and dnata first embarked on their joined adventure, the two companies have signed a new multi million pound contract. All future air cargo handling for Virgin Atlantic at the airports Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow will be carried out by dnata.
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“We are delighted to have reached an agreement that keeps this long lasting partnership at the centre of our global hub operations. This relationship has seen many changes over the years in regulatory compliance and how we interact and do business with our customers”, declared Neil Fernandino, General Manager, Cargo Operations at Virgin Atlantic proudly.
Since their first contract in 1987, dnata invested £2.8 million in their ETV system at Cargopoint.
“Virgin Atlantic is in our DNA, we have grown together, made investments to support the airline’s expansion and ensured its vital cargo business at its biggest international hub is supported by a future –proof handling operation. Today, we have over 200 people dedicated to Virgin Atlantic Cargo, helping to deliver the outstanding customer service for which the airline is known worldwide”, confirmed dnata UK Commercial Director, Paul Williams.
Virgin Atlantic’s current airport volume is in excess of 200,000 tonnes of freight per annum.