Hooray! Virgin is coming back!

Virgin Atlantic is set to restart flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg from October 18 and Heathrow to Cape Town from December 10. The airline plans to operate four flights a week between Johannesburg and London Heathrow from October 19 and to increase to a...

Virgin stretches loyalty rules

Virgin Atlantic has extended its Flying Club tier status and benefits by a further six months, and has introduced tier points for redemption flights, according to a press release. After automatically extending loyalty status in March, with all Flying Club Gold and...

Virgin Atlantic offers free COVID-19 cover

Virgin Atlantic will cover all new and existing bookings with free COVID-19 insurance for up to £500 000 (R11m). In the event that a traveller becomes ill with COVID-19 while travelling with the airline, costs will be covered, regardless of the trip’s duration or...

Virgin Atlantic, GOL announce codeshare

Virgin Atlantic and GOL have signed a codeshare agreement that allows customers better connections between Virgin Atlantic’s new London Heathrow-São Paulo service on to flights across Brazil. The agreement will offer connections via GOL’s extensive domestic network to...

Virgin Atlantic takes flight with new logo

Virgin Atlantic recently unveiled its first “diverse” flying lady logo. The airline announced in April that its original pin-up, firmly out of fashion in her risque garb, would be replaced with men and women “representing modern Britain”. And...