A direct route from London Heathrow to Cape Town International with Virgin Atlantic will be re-instated from October 2020.
“We welcome the announcement of the new route between London Heathrow to Cape Town so that more people can experience the best that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer. Once again Air Access has proved that expanding air connectivity can expand opportunity for people, and expanding opportunity for people, can give hope to people by creating jobs in the Western Cape” – David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Finance & Economic Opportunities
Virgin Atlantic will be running daily flights from around R13 700 for a return economy and bookings will open on 18th February.
The airline operated the same route back in 2013 but stopped the route in 2015 in order to focus on other key markets in the US and UK.