Virgin Atlantic has announced its return to Cape Town.
A new daily service starts on 5 November 2022 and the service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 with Virgin stating fares start from £711 return in Economy.
The aircraft boasts three classes, Upper Class, Premium and Economy offering different experiences for customers as well as the airline’s world-famous social space.
The new winter service runs until 24t March 2022 and will complement the existing year-round daily service to Johannesburg.
The airline stated that ‘with demand for travel increasing’ passengers can ‘take full advantage of the beautiful destination with easier access than ever before’.
Business travellers often extend their trips to take in Robin Island, where customers can visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was held; and some wish to challenge their adventurous side by riding the cable cars to Table Mountain’s flat top for sweeping views of the city.
Cape Town is the gateway to 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.