Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds capacity for summer 2020

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced its summer 2020 programme, which will feature extra flights to India, Africa and the USA.

India will benefit from a second daily flight between London Heathrow and Delhi Indira Gandhi airports from 29 March.

The Boeing 787 service to Delhi will depart Heathrow in the morning, and offer up to 26 tonnes of cargo capacity, with high volumes including perishables, pharmaceuticals and courier shipments.

Going transatlantic, an additional weekly service will head to San Francisco on Fridays, providing twice-daily flights from Heathrow.

Johannesburg, South Africa will become the first non-US Airbus A350 route with daily services from March.

The A350 has also been earmarked for flights to Los Angeles from April, San Francisco from May and Lagos, Nigeria from August.

Dominic Kennedy, managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo says: “These new routes and frequencies for summer 2020 are great news for our cargo customers. India, South Africa and Nigeria are very important and growing routes for our cargo business, so our commitment to offer more capacity connecting customers in these countries to their prime UK and US markets will help to open up opportunities for more import and export growth.”