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Virgin Atlantic to Resume Daily Service Between London Heathrow and Cape Town From November 5, 2022

Virgin Atlantic’s much anticipated daily service between London Heathrow and Cape Town will restart on November 5, 2022. The route will be serviced with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner configured in three classes.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Monday (May 23, 2022), Virgin Atlantic announced that they will restart daily service between London Heathrow and Cape Town, South Africa from November 5, 2022. The resumed Cape Town route will be serviced with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring Upper Class, Premium and Economy Class cabins, as well as the airline’s world-famous social space. Winter 2022/23 Heathrow-Cape Town flights will operate until March 24, 2023, complementing the airline’s year-round service to Johannesburg. Tickets are now available for booking with return economy fares from £711, Premium from £1,318 and Upper Class from £3,454.

In Monday’s announcment, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Jarvinen, said,

“We’re incredibly excited to return to the fabulous city of Cape Town with daily services from November. Although a little later than we we’d have liked due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the move reflects the fact that travel is recovering and global demand for holidays to sunny, premium destinations is returning at pace. We’re expecting a high proportion of leisure travellers on this route who will rightly be taking advantage of the winter sun, exploring the world-renowned wine regions and soaking up the rich culture this incredible country has to offer.”

Route Details of Virgin Atlantic's Resumed Service Between London Heathrow and Cape Town - Courtesy Virgin Atlantic

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 2021 for the fifth consecutive year. Headquartered in London, Virgin Atlantic employs 6,500 team members worldwide. The airline currently serves 27 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. By the end of 2022, Virgin Atlantic will operate an efficient and simplified fleet of 37 twin-engine aircraft with an average age of just over six years, delivering a 10 percent savings compared to the aircraft they replace.

Source: Virgin Atlantic


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