Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Sumith Rathor (pictured below) as UK regional sales manager.
He joined the airline in 2013 as a customer service agent after 11 years with Uneek Freight Services in the UK, where he held export, import, accounts and IT management roles.
In 2014, he moved into Virgin Atlantic Cargo as UK account manager to support major freight forwarding customers and help to develop new business opportunities.
In his new role, he is based at the airline’s Cargo Point office near London Heathrow Airport, where he succeeds Ray Wood, who has left to take up the post of head of cargo at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Virgin Atlantic director of cargo sales, Steve Buckerfield said: “We are delighted to give Sumith this great opportunity to grow his career with the airline. Since joining our Sales team in 2014, he has built up a loyal following in his customer base and helped to increase our revenues with key accounts through his strong customer focus approach.
“I am sure under Sumith’s leadership the UK region will continue to go from strength to strength. I also want to thank Ray for his contribution to the strong growth we are continuing to see in our UK business and wish him every success in his new role.”