Virgin Atlantic extends India GSSA contract

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new and extended general sales and service agency contract to InterGlobe Air Transport (IGAT) in India as indicators project a 6-7 per cent growth in the country’s airfreight market in 2015, boosted by the upturn in the US economy, one of India’s biggest trading partners.


Virgin Atlantic extends India GSSA contract


Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new and extended general sales and service agency contract to InterGlobe Air Transport (IGAT) in India as indicators project a 6-7 per cent growth in the country’s airfreight market in 2015, boosted by the upturn in the US economy, one of India’s biggest trading partners.

 

The new GSSA contract also 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,” added Neil Vernon.

 

The new contract follows an extensive tender process and in addition to extending its 12-year working partnership with Delhi-based IGAT for cargo sales, Virgin Atlantic has also awarded IGAT with the GSSA contract for the airline’s VEX courier express product to streamline the sales process with customers in India.

 

Neil Vernon, Virgin Atlantic’s VP Sales APAC, said: “India is a very important air cargo market and one we have been proud to serve for nearly 15 years. As well as carrying a wide range of shipments from India to major regions of the UK and Ireland, our fast connections over London mean customers in India also use Virgin as their preferred carrier to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Washington and Atlanta and we expect to see these volumes increase as a result of the improvements in the US economy.”