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Virgin Atlantic Announces New Flights to Cape Town

Sunseekers this winter can head down to South Africa on Virgin Atlantic’s new daily seasonal flights London Heathrow and Cape Town.

With the first flight taking off on 25th October 2020, the new service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft complementing the existing daily service to Johannesburg.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “2020 is an extremely exciting year of continued growth for Virgin Atlantic. Not only are we launching a new service to Sao Paulo in March but we’re delighted to announce new seasonal flights to Cape Town offering more choice for our customers than ever before.”

“We’re delighted to be flying to Cape Town again – we’re expecting a high proportion of leisure travellers on this route taking advantage of the winter sun, the safaris and of course, the world-famous wine region.”

The VS478 will operate as a night flight departing Heathrow at 16:20 arriving into Cape Town at 05:55 whereas the inbound, the VS479, will depart at 08:00 landing later that day at 18:00. Return Economy fares start from £713 per person.

The new services will be on sale from 18th February 2020.

Virgin Atlantic has announced a new flying programme for summer 2020 including a new second daily service to Delhi, new flights to San Francisco and the next routes to debut its brand new A350 aircraft.

Iuliia Tore