in Aerospace

Tokyo to join Virgin Australia's cargo network

Posted 7 November 2019 · Add Comment

Virgin Australia will add Japan to its international cargo network in March with the launch of daily services between Brisbane and Tokyo-Haneda.



Above:
A Virgin Australia A330.
Courtesy Virgin Atlantic


Commencing on 29th March 2020, cargo space on the new route will be marketed by Virgin Atlantic Cargo under its longstanding international long-haul sales and marketing agreement with Virgin Australia. The daily Airbus A330 flight will offer between 15-20 tonnes of cargo capacity.

The new route, Virgin Australia’s first-ever service to Tokyo, is expected to attract strong demand from both passengers and cargo customers.

With the launch of the new Brisbane-Tokyo route, Virgin Australia will be suspending its existing Hong Kong-Melbourne service with effect from 11 February 2020 due to softening passenger demand but will continue to closely monitor the route and look to re-enter the market in the future if it is financially viable to do so.

Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said: “Cargo customers in Australia and Japan will be very pleased to see the launch of Tokyo-Haneda services and we expect this new direct route to open up significant opportunities for both imports and exports when it commences in March. We also wish to acknowledge the strong support we have enjoyed from the cargo industry for Virgin Australia’s Melbourne-Hong Kong services.

Although this route will be stopping in February, we will continue to offer capacity on Virgin Australia’s daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights and provide a direct trucking service between Melbourne and Sydney to ensure customers retain access to the important Hong Kong cargo market.”

Virgin Atlantic Cargo also markets cargo capacity on Virgin Australia’s direct services connecting Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Los Angeles, where they also link directly into Virgin Atlantic’s international network.

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

PHASA-35 makes maiden flight

Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35), a 35-metre wingspan solar-electric aircraft which has the potential to stay airborne for a year, has successfully completed its maiden flight.

Rolls-Royce celebrates 25 years of Trent

Rolls-Royce is this year celebrating the achievements of an engine family that has transformed the way we travel – delivering durability and reliability that has allowed airlines to set new standards of service.

Babcock receives AMO certification from Transport Canada

Babcock has received Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certification from Transport Canada.

New funding allocated to support local airfields

Aviation Minister Paul Maynard this week launched the Airfield Development Fund, which will increase support for airfield owners, operators, local councils and associated businesses, helping them upskill, thrive and grow.

Cobwebs Technologies opens London office

Specialised open-source web intelligence company, Cobwebs Technologies (Cobwebs), has opened an office in London.

Firefighter health comes into focus

As part of the review of Building Regulations (Approved Document B) and in response to emerging evidence on long-term firefighter health issues, the UK Government is investigating whether the effects of fire toxicity should be a legal

ODU 0201311219
See us at
S&P BT241019040320AMAS BT0312270220SMI favws BT0602040620DVD 2020VIDSE BT1605060320FIL20BT010819260720