Jarrod Paterson has joined Virgin Atlantic Cargo as Account Manager – Melbourne to support the launch of new Melbourne services by the airline’s partner, Virgin Australia.
Virgin Atlantic is responsible for all long-haul cargo sales and management services for Virgin Australia, which since April has served Los Angeles from Melbourne with five Boeing 777-300ER flights a week. At the start of July, Virgin Australia also launched a further five Airbus A330 flights per week from the capital of Victoria to Hong Kong.
Jarrod joins Virgin Atlantic after nearly four years with GSA Australia Cargo, latterly as Station Manager Victoria. Earlier in his career, he worked for Pacific Network and World Aviation before joining ACP Worldwide at the end of 2001, holding roles including Sales Manager Western Australia. After leaving ACP in 2008, he went on to accept sales and operational posts with Toll Dnata Airport Services, Wymap Group and Air Menzies International before joining GSA Australia Cargo in 2013.
Pip Palmer, Regional Sales Manager, Australia and New Zealand for Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said: “Our customers in Australia are delighted to have the opportunity to book their cargo directly from Melbourne to both Los Angeles and Hong Kong, two prime air cargo destinations and also important gateways to other markets. Jarrod’s appointment in Melbourne follows Amanda Matar joining us recently as Account Manager in Sydney and means we are increasing the local support we offer customers in line with the growth of Virgin Australia’s long-haul network.”
Virgin Atlantic Cargo also markets the cargo capacity onboard Virgin Australia’s operations from Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, where cargo can also connect with Virgin Atlantic’s global network.