In an interesting development, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2020.
It will be a daily service, although flight times and the exact start date have not yet been released. It will use a Boeing 787 aircraft so you won’t get the brand new Upper Class which is going onto the A350 fleet – and which will be launched on 8th April.
This is Virgin’s first route into South America. It will go up against British Airways and LATAM, who both offer direct services from Heathrow. The press release stresses that Virgin Holidays will be launching a full programme to Brazil alongside the launch, which implies that the leisure arm of the group now has some say over where the airline chooses to fly.
Tickets will be on sale “later in 2019” so don’t start looking for cash or Flying Club redemption seats just yet.
We will do a further article when seats become bookable.
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