Virgin Atlantic Cargo has unveiled plans to launch flights between London Heathrow and São
Paulo, Brazil in 2020.
Flying daily between London Heathrow
and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, the Boeing 787
service will offer cargo customers multiple tonnes of capacity a
The new route represents Virgin Atlantic’s first foray into
South America and 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
Managing Director, Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said, “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.
Alongside the launch of Tel Aviv services in September, this new
phase of growth for Virgin Atlantic means we are giving customers
more choice to two of the world’s most dynamic cargo markets at a
time when both are enjoying increasing prosperity, driven by their
thriving business and consumer communities.”
São Paulo, the largest city in the
Americas after New York for companies with multi-national offices,
is Virgin Atlantic’s second global route announcement of 2019
following the airline’s confirmation it will begin daily
Heathrow-Tel Aviv flights on 25th September this year – another
prime cargo route for imports and exports.
Virgin Atlantic Cargo,