April 24, 2024

Tickets go on sale for Virgin’s new São Paulo route

Flights go on sale this month for Virgin Atlantic’s new route to São Paulo, Brazil.

The new service, which will fly daily from May 13 2024, will be bookable from September 6.

The 11 hr and 55 min flight will operate on a Boeing 787 aircraft and is the first ever route for the airline to the South American continent. 

São Paulo is considered the gateway to South America and is a key hub in Brazil for Virgin Atlantic’s codeshare partner and South America’s largest airline, LATAM.

The partnership provides customers with onward connections to over 50 destinations in South America, including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Florianopolis, as well as offering loyalty accruals and the recently launched redemption options for Flying Club members.

Virgin Atlantic’s SkyTeam alliance partner, Aerolineas Argentinas, provides seamless connections from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires, where Flying Club passengers can also earn and redeem their points.

Additionally, Virgin Atlantic customers will be able to travel extensively throughout Brazil connecting onward with GOL and Azul.

Customers travelling from São Paulo to London Heathrow will have the option to smoothly connect onto Virgin Atlantic’s rest of world destinations through Terminal 3 – home of the airline’s Clubhouse – including Tel Aviv, Delhi, Mumbai and Shanghai. 

Alongside Sao Paulo, Bengaluru (Bangalore) will become the airline’s third destination and fourth daily service to India in summer 2024.

Since 2019, Virgin Atlantic has increased capacity to India by 250%, the airline’s largest area of growth outside the United States.

The airline is also returning to Dubai from October 2023 and will introduce a new seasonal service from June 2024 to Las Vegas from Manchester Airport.