Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Leisure Kargo as its new general sales agent (GSA) in the Republic of Türkiye, effective 1 September.
Leisure Kargo’s primary office is located in Antalya but the company will shortly open a secondary office in Istanbul. Initial representation will cover exports from four departure points in Türkiye: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya.
Virgin Atlantic Cargo said that following a comprehensive evaluation process it selected Leisure Kargo based on the company’s “comprehensive professional presentation and existing relationships with a number of airline partners that will enable Virgin Atlantic to export cargo from Türkiye and connect onto the VS network in Brussels, Tel Aviv or a variety of regional UK gateways”.
“We are excited to start this new relationship with Leisure Kargo and to re-establish Virgin Atlantic Cargo representation in the Republic of Türkiye,” said Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s head of sales Steve Buckerfield. “This is a very important cargo export market, and we look forward to building new customer relationships and opening up our network to Turkish exporters who I am sure will love the Virgin service.”
Leisure Kargo’s managing director Zeki Güler commented: “This cooperation will open essential export opportunities for our valued customers to explore the brilliant network capabilities of Virgin Atlantic Cargo and our ambitious team look forward to using our local expertise to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”