Virgin Atlantic Cargo's introduction of a new daily Heathrow, London to Cape Town route will offer new export and import opportunities for customers already supporting Virgin Atlantic’s existing double daily services from Heathrow to Johannesburg. The B787-9 service will commence on October 25.
South Africa is one of Virgin Atlantic’s most popular cargo routes, attracting regular shipments of pre-packed fruit salads, vegetables, stone fruits, and fish as well as car parts, computer and electrical components, mining equipment, pharmaceuticals, books, and magazines. In March, Johannesburg will also be the first non-US route to begin services with the airline’s new A350-1000.
Virgin Atlantic will also reinforce its position as the only airline flying directly to Havana, Cuba from London Heathrow by adding another weekly service to the city. Flights will depart Heathrow every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.