May 20, 2024

Virgin Atlantic postpones São Paulo launch

Virgin Atlantic has pushed back the launch of a daily service between London Heathrow and São Paulo to summer 2025.

The route was initially due to start in May 2024 and flights went on sale in early September.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, said the decision had been made following a review of the flying programme

“We are thrilled to begin flying to São Paulo. It’s the gateway to South America and signifies an incredibly exciting opportunity for us,” he said.

“We regularly review our network to ensure it’s as strong and efficient as possible. Following a review of our upcoming flying programme for 2024, we will be moving the start of our highly anticipated Sao Paulo services to 2025.

“We remain committed to flying to Brazil and look forward to welcoming our business and leisure travellers onboard.”

Virgin Atlantic’s Customer Care teams will be in contact with any customers affected by the delay to the Sao Paulo service to discuss their options which include rebooking, if applicable, or a full refund.