Billund flight to help Virgin tap into US e-commerce market

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to introduce a thrice-weekly freighter flight between London Heathrow and Billund Airport in Denmark, operated by a Titan Airways Airbus A321F.

The flights, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, will replace trucking links, and will have a capacity of 28 tonnes per flight says the carrier.

The new route will be aimed at Danish e-commerce exports to North America.

Head of cargo sales at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, Steve Buckerfield, commented: “We are very excited to bring this new dedicated all-cargo service, connecting our customers in Billund and the wider Scandinavian Region with Virgin Atlantic’s extensive route network via London Heathrow. We will be targeting urgent pharmaceutical, automotive and perishable cargoes destined for the US, Africa, Israel and the Indian Subcontinent.”

Billund Airport chief executive Jan Hessellund, added: “As a result of some good route development and great performance in our cargo centre, Billund Airport is once again chosen by an air freight operator. Virgin Atlantic Cargo is a large, recognized airline that will support the Danish e-commerce exports to the American market. We look forward to welcoming them.”

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