Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announce the appointment of Phil Wardlaw as its new vice president and managing director.
Wardlaw has been at Virgin Atlantic for 17 years and during this time has held numerous leadership roles within the operations and engineering teams, culminating in taking on the role of VP engineering & maintenance in 2017, with responsibility for all airworthiness, maintenance functions, supply chain management, aircraft acquisitions & returns, and fleet programmes including B787, A350 and A339. Wardlaw succeeds Dominic Kennedy, who takes on the role of senior vice president revenue management, distribution & holidays role at the airline in January 2022.
Commenting on his new position, Wardlaw said: “I am incredibly excited to take on this new challenge at Virgin Atlantic Cargo. The team is absolutely fantastic and has played a pivotal role in the airline’s survival following the emergence of Covid-19. From operating cargo only flying for the first time ever, launching new cargo destinations and transporting vital PPE and equipment for the NHS, the list of milestones goes on. November 2021 was the cargo team’s best-ever trading month and I look forward to helping to build on this to achieve future success.”
Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “We are delighted to welcome Phil to Virgin Atlantic Cargo. I know he’ll bring incredible passion and energy as well as a wealth of experience to this new role. I look forward to working closely with him, leading our cargo business into its next phase. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Dominic for his exceptional leadership of the cargo team to welcome him to his new role within the airline.”