Menzies Aviation chosen to handle cargo for Virgin Alantic in Australia

A three-year cargo handling contract has been signed between Menzies Aviation, and Virgin Atlantic Cargo. This new partnership will be fulfilled in Australia.


 

A three-year cargo handling contract has been signed between Menzies Aviation, and Virgin Atlantic Cargo. This new partnership will be fulfilled in Australia.

 

The new agreement saw Menzies take over Virgin Atlantic’s cargo handling in Melbourne on June 8, with Brisbane to follow on 9 July, and Sydney on 7 August.

The move will support Virgin Atlantic’s longstanding international long-haul cargo sales and management agreement with Virgin Australia. Currently, Virgin Atlantic is responsible for marketing the cargo capacity on Virgin Australia’s daily services from Sydney to Los Angeles, its six weekly services from Brisbane to LA, and its five weekly services from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

 

Back in 2017, this was extended to include Virgin Australia’s new Melbourne-Hong Kong services, and increased again at the start of July when the airline launched daily Sydney-Hong Kong services. Overall, cargo volumes generated by Virgin Atlantic into Australia in the first quarter of 2018 increased 30.5 per cent, while revenue from Australia also achieved strong growth.

 

Tania Boyes, Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s Director of Operations, said: “As we develop our services across Australia, we believe that Menzies Aviation are the right partner to help us achieve our goals in this market and we will continue the high standard of handling services our customers expect from us. We also wish to thank dnata, our handling partner in Australia for the past three years, for their support of our growth over this period.”