Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will start flights to South America in 2020. It will be the airline’s debut into the South American continent.
Operating with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the British carrier will start a new service between London Heathrow and São Paulo next year.
The route between the cities is currently served by two airlines: British Airways and LATAM Brasil. The British flag-carrier offers two services on this route, operated by Boeing 777-300ER and 787-9 Dreamliner jets, whereas LATAM’s daily flight is exclusively operated by Boeing 777-300ER.
Virgin Atlantic’s long-haul fleet consists of Airbus A330 (both A330-200 and A330-300), A340-600, as well as Boeing 747-400 and 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. In 2019, Virgin Atlantic will welcome the first four Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet.
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