Virgin Atlantic to resume Cape Town flights from December

The red tails of Virgin Atlantic*'s Boeing 787 Dreamliners are gearing up to resume their travels from the UK to South Africa* following the pandemic.

New routes & destinations worldwide © Virgin Atlantic
New routes & destinations worldwide © Virgin Atlantic

From the 17 December 2021, the airline with fly three times per week from London Heathrow to the much-loved cosmopolitan city by the sea of Cape Town*.

In addition, Virgin Atlantic has increased capacity on its London Heathrow to Johannesburg* route, upping the service from three times per week to daily.

Virgin Atlantic chief commercial officer, Juha Jarvinen, said: "We know there's pent up customer demand for travel to South Africa so I'm thrilled we can offer our customers more services to both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

"We're expecting a high proportion of leisure travellers on these routes, taking advantage of the winter sun, the safaris and the world-famous wine region."

New winter routes for 2021/2022

Virgin Atlantic is set to launch numerous new winter sun routes to the Caribbean, including St Vincent and the Grenadines, from the UK for 2021/2022.

Firstly, new Virgin Atlantic* flights will connect London Heathrow with St Vincent and the Grenadines* from 13 October 2021 and, subsequently, Barbados from 19 November 2021.

In addition, new flights will link Manchester and Montego Bay in Jamaica*. These flights, which will operate three times per week, kick off on 6 November 2021.

Finally, Virgin Atlanic's first ever international route from Scotland's capital is set to depart on 5 December 2021. The twice-weekly flight will go from Edinburgh to Barbados* and be the country's only direct route to the Caribbean.

This will be followed by new flights to Orlando* in Florida, USA from Edinburgh in April 2022.

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Updated on Thursday 14 October 2021

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