Delta-Virgin JV to work out cargo cooperation

The opportunity to work together is being explored by both carriers

49 per cent stake cooperation Delta Air Lines joint venture Singapore Airlines Virgin Atlantic Airways

The details of how the cargo units would function in the Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways joint venture will be announced soon. Delta has acquired 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways that had been held earlier by Singapore Airlines.

While a spokesman for Delta said that he expected the “opportunity to collaborate on cargo operations in the future”, Virgin Cargo spokesman mentioned that though the joint venture only covered passenger operations – “so in terms of cargo it’s business as usual”, there was scope for cooperation.