The resumption will take place on 25th October and the route will be operated daily with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, complementing the existing daily service to Johannesburg.
VS478 will operate as a night flight departing Heathrow at 16:20 arriving into Cape Town at 05:55 local time, while VS479 will depart at 08:00, landing later that day at 18:00. Return Economy fares start from £713 per person. Tickets will be on sale from 18th February 2020.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “2020 is an extremely exciting year of continued growth for Virgin Atlantic. Not only are we launching a new service to Sao Paulo in March, but we’re delighted to announce a new seasonal service to Cape Town offering more choice for our customers than ever before. We’re delighted to be flying to Cape Town again – we’re expecting a high proportion of leisure travellers on this route taking advantage of the winter sun, the safaris and of course, the world-famous wine region.”