Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch daily Boeing 787 passenger flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil, in 2020, its first foray into South America.
The new route will give customers direct access into the continent’s largest import and export market. The airline expects to carry regular shipments of car parts, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products.
Dominic Kennedy, managing director, cargo, commented: “São Paulo is a fantastic route for our cargo customers, with high demand for both import and export capacity. Brazil is the Powerhouse of South America and we are excited to be flying to this continent for the first time.”
Virgin Atlantic has embarked on an ambitious growth plan which, in 2019, includes the arrival of the first four of 12 Airbus A350-1000, passenger aircraft which will deliver a 10%-22% improvement in lower deck cargo capacity depending on configuration…