John Lloyd to step down after 30 years at Virgin Atlantic Cargo


Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s longstanding and popular boss John Lloyd is to step down at the end of September after 30 years at the UK airline.

UK air freight observers said his departure “for a fresh new challenge” marks “the end of an era” for the UK freight sector, where Lloyd has been a high-profile influence for the last three decades.

The company told Lloyd’s Loading List: “We can confirm John Lloyd has decided to leave Virgin Atlantic Cargo for a fresh new challenge at the end of September.  We will certainly be sad to see John go, but one of the many contributions he has made is to build a strong team with an amazing reputation for customer service and incredibly strong customer relationships, driven by an honest and straightforward style which our customers trust and find easy to do business with.

“We would like to thank John for his tremendous contributions and accomplishments over the 30 years he has been with us and we wish him all the best in the future.”

Among Lloyd’s achievements, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has won a string of awards throughout his more than two decades as head of cargo, reflecting the carrier’s popularity among customers, its reputation for quality – and its bold and innovative approach to marketing and customer relationships.