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SAO PAULO, Brazil: March 20, 2019. Virgin Atlantic Cargo is set to launch daily B787 flights between London Heathrow and Brazil's São Paulo in 2020.

The new service aims to capitalise on the fast-growing Brazilian economy and São Paulo’s standing as the country’s commercial capital and one of the top 20 global economic cities. The airline expects to carry regular shipments of car parts, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products.

Dominic Kennedy Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic CargoSão Paulo 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.

Dominic Kennedy (pictured), Virgin Atlantic 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. 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.”

Virgin Atlantic will take delivery of the first four of 12 Airbus A350-1000 in 2019 that includes a 10-22 percent improvement in lower deck cargo capacity depending on the aircraft’s configuration.

The airline  said it also looks forward to becoming the founding member of a US$13 billion transatlantic joint venture with over 300 daily transatlantic flights and 96 non-stop transatlantic routes with Delta, Air France and KLM.

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