Virgin Atlantic expands its schedule to South Africa

Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner G-VFAN (msn 37977) LHR (Robbie Shaw). Image: 955534.

Virgin Atlantic Airways has made this announcement:

  • Daily flights to Johannesburg will resume from November 8
  • Customer favorite Cape Town will restart on December 17

Virgin Atlantic is expanding its portfolio of flights to South Africa, following the country’s removal from the Red List.  Last week, bookings to the region soared by 150% in 24 hours as a result of the Government’s updated travel advice.

From November 8, flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg will increase from three times a week to a daily service.  As South Africa’s capital city, not only does Johannesburg offer a gateway to some of the best safaris in the world, but its warm climate provides the perfect escape for Brits seeking some winter sun.  Customers traveling in the airline’s Upper Class cabin, as well as Gold Card members, will also be able to take advantage of Virgin Atlantic’s award-winning Clubhouse at O.R Tambo international airport, which offers a relaxing space with tasty food and tempting cocktails.

The relaunch of the airline’s Heathrow to Cape Town service is also being brought forward, following a huge surge in customer demand.  From December 17, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times weekly to the destination famed for its breath-taking scenery and its world-famous wine region.

Virgin Atlantic’s South African services will both operate on the airline’s state of the art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.

Top Copyright Photo: Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner G-VFAN (msn 37977) LHR (Robbie Shaw). Image: 955534.

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