Virgin Atlantic to return to Cape Town with daily services

Virgin Atlantic Airways returns to Cape Town with daily services:

  • Virgin Atlantic’s much anticipated service to Cape Town launches on November 5, 2022
  •  The daily service operates on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft
  •  Prices start from £711 per person


Virgin Atlantic is delighted to return to Cape Town from November 5, 2022 with a new daily service. A firm favorite with customers, the service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with fares starting from £711 economy return.

Route facts

Aircraft type Boeing 787-9 with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.
Route frequency Daily.


Flight timings and flight number LHR – CPT – VS478 16:20 / 06:00 + 1

CPT – LHR – VS479 07:50 / 17:45


Date of restart 5th November 2022.


Fares Flights on sale now – return Economy fares start from £711 per person, Premium from £1318 per person and Upper Class from £3454 per person.


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