June 09, 2021: After five and a half months with no passenger services between South Africa and the UK, Virgin Atlantic will resume operating passenger flights three times a week between London Heathrow and Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport from June 24.

The schedule will be published shortly.

Liezl Gericke, Virgin’s head Middle East, Africa and India, said the airline was delighted to now be able to fly passengers to London and back, even though no SA tourists could visit the UK right now. “Only those repositioning and holding study, work or residence permits may enter the UK from SA,” she said.

The airline informed that it remains committed to relaunching its seasonal Cape Town route later this year.

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