Starting May 13, 2024, Virgin Atlantic will launch new daily service between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil. The route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Class seats.
On Monday (June 5, 2023), Virgin Atlantic announced the launch of new daily service between London Heathrow (LHR) and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil starting May 13, 2024. The route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Class seats. The 11 hour and 55 minute flight will be Virgin Atlantic’s first-ever service to South America. Celebrating the new route, the carrier has created a one-off samba style safety video starring famed dancer and choreographer, AJ Pritchard, and Brazilian model and actress, Juliana Paes, and includes a cameo by TV sensation Anton Du Beke as the plane’s pilot.
Virgin Atlantic Celebrates New Service Between London Heathrow and São Paulo With a Special One-Off Safety Video - Courtesy Virgin Atlantic
In Monday’s announcement, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Jarvinen, said,
“Flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil represents so much more than just a new route. It’s the gateway to South America and signifies exciting new growth for Virgin Atlantic. After our plans to launch a route to Sao Paulo were scuppered by the pandemic, we’re so excited to be able to finally provide our customers with an opportunity to explore a fantastic new continent that is buzzing with adventure.”
From summer 2024, the carrier will also launch will also expand their offer to India with new daily service between London Heathrow and Bengaluru (Bangalore). The new route marks the carrier’s third destination and fourth daily frequency to India.
Founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson in 1984, Virgin Atlantic has brought innovation and the highest level of customer care to the airline industry. The carrier was voted Britain’s only Global Five Star Airline by APEX in 2022 for the sixth consecutive year. Headquartered in London, Virgin Atlantic employs over 7,500 team members worldwide. The airline currently serves 31 destinations across four continents. Alongside shareholder and Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic operates a leading network between the US and UK, with onward connections to over 200 cities around the world. Virgin Atlantic ia s a member of the global SkyTeam alliance.
Source: Virgin Atlantic