Virgin Atlantic has announced the return of services to Cape Town from London Heathrow starting November 5, 2022 with a new daily service.
The new winter service runs until March 24, 2023 and will complement the existing year-round daily service to Johannesburg. The service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 with fares starting from £711 economy return. The aircraft boasts three classes, Upper Class, Premium and Economy.
Known for its natural beauty, as well as its rich culture and heritage, Cape Town has something for everyone to enjoy. Home to Robben Island, travellers can visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was held, which is now a living museum. The more adventurous can ride the cable cars to Table Mountain’s flat top for sweeping views of the city, and the more laid-back may consider the Cape Winelands, the country’s top region for wine tasting tours.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic commented: ‘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.’
The Cape Town flights are on sale now, return Economy fares start from £711 per person, Premium from £1,318 per person and Upper Class from £3,454 per person.