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Second daily flight to Johannesburg with Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic are to double its flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg from 28 October. Its announcement comes following South African Airways’ decision to remove one of their two daily flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg from 20 April.
The second flight with Virgin Atlantic will be operated on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. With a flight schedule departing London Heathrow at 16:45 and landing into Johannesburg at 05:40 the next day. The return flight from Johannesburg will depart at 22:20 before landing into London Heathrow the next day at 07:30. These flight times allow customers ease for connecting onto flights with Virgin Atlantic and Delta to over 200 USA destinations, including flights to Los Angeles.
Tickets go on sale for the new service on 24 March and will add 180,000 seats on the route.
Virgin Atlantic’s first 787-9 Dreamliner was introduced in October 2014. It marked the celebration of the 30th anniversary since Virgin Atlantic’s first transatlantic flight. Known as the ‘Dreamliner’, the 787 takes comfort to a new level.
The 787 Dreamliner has 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium Economy and 198 Economy seats. With biggest windows that any other commercial aircraft, every seat can experience a better view. There’s also more headspace thanks to higher ceilings, cleaner air giving passengers more oxygen and moisture and the Dreamliner is friendlier to the environment as it’s 21% more fuel efficient. As for Virgin Atlantic’s cabins there is an Upper Class bar to enjoy a glass of bubbly, a wander wall area in Premium Economy to grab snacks and the comfiest seats in Economy.
Customers who take advantage of this second daily flight to Johannesburg with Virgin Atlantic will experience the revamped economy options. With a choice of three fares; economy light (hand baggage only), economy classic and economy delight (36 seats with 34-inches of legroom).
If you’re looking for Virgin Atlantic flights to Johannesburg, or any Virgin Atlantic flight on its network contact us today. With direct contracts with Virgin Atlantic we can secure you the very best fares while providing you with the highest level of service.