Virgin strengthens Australian team with new Sydney account manager

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo account manager - Sydney, Amanda Matar

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has strengthened its Australian team by picking Amanda Matar as account manager – Sydney.

She joins as the airline increases its long-haul cargo sales and management services for Virgin Australia with the launch of five Boeing 777-300ER flights a week from Melbourne to Los Angeles in April.

Matar reports to Pip Palmer, who was promoted to regional sales manager, Australia and New Zealand last year.

Palmer says: “As a former customer of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, Amanda clearly understands what our freight forwarding partners expect in terms of great service, which is at the heart of everything we do.”

“The fact that Virgin Australia now serves Los Angeles from the three biggest gateways in Australia – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne – and connects directly into the Virgin Atlantic network over LAX, means we can not only support our customers with the high level of service they expect but also offer more choice than ever before.”

Matar spent seven years with Megatop Cargo in Australia in import and export customer service and as export manager for the last three years, and worked as a cargo reservations officer at Garuda Indonesia Airlines before that.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo says it is also recruiting a new account manager – Melbourne to support customers based in and around the city.