Is Virgin Atlantic still flying to South Africa?

South Africa remains on the UK’s “red list” which only allows returning British and Irish nationals to enter the UK. Virgin Atlantic’s return to South Africa, which is currently experiencing a third wave of Covid-19 infections, was confirmed to Business Insider SA by the airline’s public relations executive.

Can you fly direct to Cape Town from the UK?

Fly with British Airways and you can travel direct from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Cape Town International airport in just over eleven hours.

How many hours flight from UK to Cape Town?

11 hours and 30 minutes
The total flight duration from London to Johannesburg or London to Cape Town is 11 hours and 30 minutes.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

May
High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Cape Town is May.

Which airlines are still flying to South Africa?

Here’s a look at the current state of South Africa’s embattled aviation sector and airline companies.

  • Kulula (Comair) – Grounded.
  • British Airways (Comair) – Grounded.
  • LIFT – Grounded.
  • Mango.
  • FlySafair.
  • Airlink.
  • CemAir.
  • South African Airways.

Which airlines are still flying to Johannesburg?

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Can I fly to Cape Town from London now?

Are there any travel restrictions from London to Cape Town right now? Cape Town currently has moderate travel restrictions for travellers from London. You can travel there, but you’ll have to quarantine on your return. You may also be required to take a COVID-19 test on or before your arrival.

Why are flights to Cape Town so expensive?

The airlines will therefore use smaller aircrafts on low demand routes as it will cost them less to operate a smaller aircraft for a smaller number of passengers. This is often why routes such as Cape Town to Kimberly or Cape Town to George cost a fair amount of money, as they are using smaller aircrafts.

When does Virgin Atlantic fly to Cape Town?

Sunseekers this winter can head down to South Africa on Virgin Atlantic’s new daily seasonal service flying between London Heathrow and Cape Town With the first flight taking off on 25 th October 2020, the new service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft complementing the existing daily service to Johannesburg.

Where does Virgin Atlantic fly to from Heathrow?

Virgin states that flights will operate to the following destinations from Heathrow. However, the Cape Town route will cease operation in April. The schedule will be the first full one since the airline announced it would leave London Gatwick. Photo: Getty Images When it comes to Manchester, the airline’s operations will be significantly smaller.

Is there a flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town?

Book your flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town with Virgin Atlantic today. With our fully flexible booking * and no change fees policy for flights up to April 2023, we’ve got you covered. Our Cape Town flight will run daily. Beaches, culture and beautiful people: Cape Town has it all.

When does the new Virgin Atlantic service start?

With the first flight taking off on 25 th October 2020, the new service will operate on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft complementing the existing daily service to Johannesburg. Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “2020 is an extremely exciting year of continued growth for Virgin Atlantic.