Virgin Atlantic to fly to South America for the first time

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 26, 2019 15:37

Virgin Atlantic to fly to South America for the first time

Virgin Atlantic will be launching flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. Flying daily between London Heathrow and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, the 11 hr 55 min flight is Virgin Atlantic’s first foray into the South American continent.

The airline will operate a Boeing 787 aircraft with Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class, Premium and Economy Delight, Classic and Light offering.

Brazil’s position of being the number one import and export country in South America will also make São Paulo a popular cargo route. With multiple tonnes of capacity each day, Virgin Atlantic expects to carry regular shipments of car parts, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products.

Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic Executive Vice President – Commercial, commented: “2019 marks the start of a new phase of growth for Virgin Atlantic as we work to become the most loved travel company. São Paulo represents an incredible opportunity for our business, and we’re very excited to be flying to a brand new continent for the first time. There are a significant number of corporate customers, and multi-national businesses, located in this Powerhouse of South America who can now enjoy the Virgin Atlantic experience on this busy international route.”

“But it’s not all about business – I’m also thrilled to introduce an exciting new destination to our leisure customers.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 26, 2019 15:37