Virgin Atlantic first flight to Tel Aviv touched down yesterday (Wednesday 25 September) with a full cargo payload of cargo.
The daily Airbus A330-300 service offers 20 tonnes of cargo to and from London’s Heathrow Airport as well as connections to major US gateways.
With support from freight forwarders, Virgin Atlantic Cargo is confident of gaining a large share of the market, which produces high volumes of pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, express and valuable shipments, as well as high-tech products, fresh produce and other general cargo.
Dominic Kennedy, managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo says: “It is an important cargo route and we have been extremely encouraged by the level of interest and bookings for both our direct services between London and Tel Aviv and the US connections we now offer over our London hub.”
Capacity out of Israel is being marketed by GSSA partner WTA Aviation and Swissport is providing cargo handling services at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.