Jarrod Paterson has joined Virgin Atlantic Cargo as account manager – Melbourne to support the launch of Melbourne services by Virgin Australia.
Virgin Atlantic is responsible for long-haul cargo sales and management services for Virgin Australia, which has served Los Angeles from Melbourne with five Boeing 777-300ER flights a week since April and five Airbus A330 services per week to Hong Kong.
Virgin Atlantic Cargo regional sales manager for Australia and New Zealand, Pip Palmer says: “Our customers in Australia are delighted to have the opportunity to book their cargo directly from Melbourne to both Los Angeles and Hong Kong, two prime air cargo destinations and also important gateways to other markets.”
“Jarrod’s appointment in Melbourne follows Amanda Matar joining us recently as Account Manager in Sydney and means we are increasing the local support we offer customers in line with the growth of Virgin Australia’s long-haul network.”
Paterson joins Virgin having spent four years at GSA Australia Cargo, having previously worked for Pacific Network and World Aviation before joining ACP Worldwide at the end of 2001.
He left ACP in 2008 to accept sales and operational posts with Toll Dnata Airport Services, Wymap Group and Air Menzies International before joining GSA Australia Cargo in 2013.