Richard Branson recently announced the return of direct Virgin Atlantic flights between London and Cape Town from November this year. For now, flights will run until the end of the peak tourist season.
“Who wouldn’t want to come to Cape Town? It’s the most special place in the world,” Branson said. “The challenge for us now is to try and get it so we can come 12 months of the year.”
Flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town will depart at 4 pm, arriving at 6 am the following morning with the return flights departing Cape Town at 7.50 am arriving back at London Heathrow at 5.45 pm. Economy return flights start from £711 on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
“We’re incredibly excited to return to the fabulous city of Cape Town with daily services from November,” commented Juha Jarvinen, Virgin’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Although a little later than 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.”
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