Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches three new routes into Pakistan

Par thierno - 15 September, 2020 - 10:34

Next December, Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch three routes linking the United Kingdom and Pakistan. Objective: to support the growing trade volumes between the two countries.

In a context where trade in goods and services between the United Kingdom and Pakistan represents approximately £3.3 billion per year, up 4.7% year-on-year in 2019, with high volumes of products such as textiles, clothing and machinery, Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch three new routes linking London Heathrow to Lahore, London Heathrow to Islamabad and Manchester to Islamabad.

"The growth in trade between the two countries offers great potential for our cargo customers," says Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic's Commercial Director.

Connections to Europe, the United States and Africa

At the same time, customers on these routes will also be able to benefit from exclusively cargo flights to Atlanta, Brussels, Chicago, Delhi, Dublin, Johannesburg, Lagos, Milan, Mumbai and Tel Aviv.

Connections whose "potential will become even greater as Virgin Atlantic continues to reintroduce more routes and frequencies as part of our Covid-19 recovery plan," said Dominic Kennedy, Virgin Atlantic Cargo CEO.