BRIEF: Virgin Australia Announces New Cargo Division

A Virgin Australia 737 (Photo provided by Virgin Australia)

Virgin Australia announced that they will be launching a cargo division. The addition of a cargo division will provide new competition for the cargo market in Australia. The new cargo operation will only affect Virgin’s domestic operations. The addition of a cargo division was part of Virgin Australia’s Virgin Vision 2017 Strategy.

Merren McArthur, Group Executive of Virgin Australia Cargo said, “Virgin Australia will now actively compete in the domestic and short haul international cargo market for the first time.”

The new cargo division will begin operations on July 1st, and the company’s partnership with the Toll Group will cease on June 30th. Virgin Australia will continue to partner with Virgin Atlantic to sell and manage cargo space on their long haul flights.

Virgin Australia is Australia’s second largest airline, behind flag carrier Qantas. They are also the largest airline in the Virgin Group by fleet size. They currently serve 50 destinations in the Oceania region and throughout Asia and North America.

Daniel Morley

Daniel Morley

Daniel has always had aviation in his life; from flying to the United States when he was 2, to flying to Tampa and Las Vegas for family vacations. Aviation has always had a strong influence in his life. Daniel grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to his current South Florida home in 2010. He favors Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport but also fly’s out of Miami International Airport when traveling back to his native England. He is currently attending Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida and is on track to graduate in 2018 with a degree in Human Factors in Aviation and his pilot’s license. When he graduates he hopes to become a commercial pilot.
Daniel Morley