Dominic Kennedy is to take over as managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, taking over from John Lloyd on 14 August.
He joined Virgin Atlantic in 2005 beginning his career in the fleet and network planning team before moving to Cargo in 2008, and held a number of positions before becoming director of commercial planning.
David Geer, who was due to take up the post will now assume the role of senior vice president revenue management & digital distribution at Virgin Atlantic.
Commenting on his promotion, Kennedy says: “Having worked closely alongside John for the last nine years, I am extremely proud to have been given this great opportunity to lead our outstanding cargo team and to ensure that we continue to make a very significant contribution to the success of Virgin Atlantic.”
“We will remain committed to putting our customers at the heart of everything we do in order to maintain their great support as we work as a team to take the business forward.”
Virgin Atlantic executive vice president of operations, Phil Maher adds: “While I am confident David would have been a great asset to our cargo division, the sequence of events since this announcement has created another opportunity where his experience will be even more suited.”
“This also means we are able to give Dominic this well-deserved promotion, knowing he brings a wealth of cargo knowledge and experience to the role having been a key member of our cargo leadership team since 2008.”