Cape Town Air Access has announced a direct route from London Heathrow to Cape Town with Virgin Atlantic. The seasonal service will commence from October 2020.
Cape Town Air Access is a partnership between Wesgro, the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government, Airports Company of South Africa, Cape Town Tourism and South African Tourism, and is the focal point for international air route development in the Western Cape.
“A warm welcome back to Virgin Atlantic and its connection to London Heathrow. The UK is the top market for Cape Town and the Western Cape, in terms of both trade and travel, so this addition to the Cape Town air route network will only serve to strengthen business and tourism between the regions”, said Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro.
This increased air access will also make a significant impact on jobs and growth as 3 000 jobs are supported by each regularly scheduled long-haul flight, and for every 10% increase in passenger numbers the regional economy grows by 2%.
For more information visit: www.virginatlantic.com
Well done to the Air Access Team. Great partnership and huge success. This is great news for the economy https://t.co/5ZlwrfVacM
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) February 12, 2020
Well, everyone deserves a choice. So you’ve persuaded us. We’re coming back to Cape Town! *Blows vuvuzela* Flights start on 25th October 2020 and you can book your seat from 18th February: https://t.co/OXmAGfWGH5 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/vcRsqTVGLs
— Virgin Atlantic (@VirginAtlantic) February 12, 2020
Great news for @CapeTownTourism that @VirginAtlantic will restart direct London-Cape Town flights from 25 October 2020 using a smart new 787-900.
LHR-CPT is overnight, with return sector a daytime flight. Bookings open 18 Feb.
— Richard Holmes (@onanotherplane) February 12, 2020
With every direct flight to CTIA the Cape region becomes more connected to the world, to skills, and opportunities. 👏🏻
— Lucas van Vuuren (@lucascvvuuren) February 12, 2020