VIRGIN ATLANTIC CARGO has extended its contract with general sales and service agent (GSSA) InterGlobe in India.
The new and extended GSSA contract follows an extensive tender process. The contract means Virgin is extending its 12-year working partnership with InterGlobe Air Transport (IGAT) for cargo sales.
Virgin Atlantic has also given the Delhi-based firm the GSSA contract for its VEX courier express product. This is expected to help streamline the sales process with customers in India.
Virgin Atlantic’s daily Airbus A330 flight from Delhi to Heathrow Airport offers about 14 tonnes of cargo capacity a day. Regular shipments include garments and handicrafts, carpets, perishables, medical goods, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and electrical equipment, as well as personal effects.
The new GSSA contract comes as Virgin prepares to withdraw operations on its Mumbai route at the end of January.
“We are extremely grateful to the customers that have supported us in Mumbai for the last two years and we look forward to continuing to work with some of these companies who also fly their cargo with Virgin Atlantic out of Delhi,” says Virgin Atlantic’s Asia Pacific sales vice presdent, Neil Vernon.