Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:
“We’re delighted to see Virgin Atlantic add another daily service to Johannesburg from Heathrow – strengthening Britain’s connections with one of Africa’s most important markets. The new Virgin Atlantic flight will boost choice for our passengers and open up new opportunities for Britain’s exporters to trade with South Africa.”
All Virgin Atlantic customers travelling to and from South Africa will enjoy an award winning service, and a choice of booking into the Upper Class, Premium or Economy cabins. Earlier this month they announced that it would introduce three new ticket types from Spring 2018 – Economy Light, Economy Classic and Economy Delight. The new South African flights will offer 36 Economy Delight seats on each service – with priority check-in and boarding, free seat selection and 34inch extra legroom seats which are expected to prove particularly popular on overnight flights.
The London Heathrow to Johannesburg flight will operate on the following schedule: