With the first flight taking off on 25 October 2020, the new service will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft, complementing the existing daily service between London Heathrow and Johannesburg.
The outbound service will be a night flight departing Heathrow at 16:20 and arriving into Cape Town at 05:55, while the inbound service will depart at 08:00 landing later that day at 18:00.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “2020 is an extremely exciting year of continued growth for Virgin Atlantic.
“Not only are we launching a new service to Sao Paulo in March but we’re delighted to announce a new seasonal service to Cape Town offering more choice for our customers than ever before.
“We’re delighted to be flying to Cape Town again.”
Flights are available to be booked from 18 February 2020. Return economy fares start from £713 per person.