Virgin adds 7th daily New York flight with Manchester service

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Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now operating seven flights a day, seven days a week to and from New York with the addition of daily flights from Manchester to New York JFK.

The Manchester flight is in addition to five daily services from Heathrow Airport to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and the daily Heathrow – Newark Liberty International Airport service.

This comes in addition to three Manchester – San Francisco flights a week and a twice-weekly Manchester – Boston service at the end of March.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo managing director, John Lloyd says: “Most of our U.S. routes from the UK performed above our expectations in the first four months of this year, with particularly strong demand to New York. Increasing our capacity to seven flights a day to New York and also giving customers direct services to and from Manchester comes at the perfect time.”

“We are already seeing positive customer support for our new San Francisco and Boston flights from and to Manchester and we are confident this will continue with the addition of New York.”

The airline increases it Heathrow – New York business 20 per cent in March and 21 per cent in April, while tonnage from the US to the UK rose three per cent in March, contributing to Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s best overall month for three years.