* items include readers letters

25 OCTOBER 2021


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 25 OCTOBER 2021

Flights to South Africa

South Africa, always a popular destination during the winter, is to gain extra flights for the year-end holiday period.  It is on the British green list for the return and for entry proof of a negative PCR test is required.  A visa is not necessary for tourists.

British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic will offer flights to both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

With BA there is a minimum of daily non-stop 11hr 35min services to South Africa’s largest city and for the southern capital three times weekly taking 11hr 45min.

With Virgin Atlantic from 8 November, flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg will increase from three times a week to a daily service.  

The relaunch of the airline’s Heathrow to Cape Town service is also being brought forward, following a huge surge in customer demand.  From 17 December, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times weekly to the destination famed for its breath-taking scenery and its world-famous wine region.

Virgin Atlantic’s South African services will both operate on the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9, with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats. Flights are available to book now from £478 per person return to Johannesburg, and Cape Town services go on sale from 16 October from £578 per person return.  

Virgin Atlantic offers unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings as part of a series of enhancements to give further flexibility to customers and support their future travel plans.



Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.