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10th Sep 2019

Virgin Atlantic Soar into South America.

Virgin Atlantic’s brand-new service from London Heathrow to São Paulo, Brazil goes on sale today with its first flight due to take off on 29 March 2020, making it easier than ever to reach the South American business capital.

In addition, Virgin Atlantic have announced a codeshare with GOL, the largest domestic carrier in Brazil, which will allow customers to seamlessly connect from the new London Heathrow – São Paulo service onto flights throughout South America’s largest country.

GOL offer connections to an incredible 37 destinations around Brazil, including the Brazilian capital, Brasilia and industrial centre, Curitiba. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, this new route and partnership opens up a whole range of possibilities for easy travel around Brazil, from the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, to the beautiful coastline of Recife and even the Amazon jungle via Manaus.

The partnership further plan to expand their range of routes into the rest of South America, with flights to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay planned in the near future. 

Connecting between Virgin Atlantic and GOL will be a straight-forward process, with customers’ baggage being checked right through to their final destination and matching baggage allowances across the two airlines. As well as enjoying the Wi-Fi* and inflight entertainment available on both fleets, regular passengers will be able to benefit from a reciprocal frequent flyer programme, which is expected soon. 

The London Heathrow to São Paulo service will operate year-round, with flights leaving daily. With a duration of 11 hours and 55 minutes, the London Heathrow flight will depart at 22:30, arriving into São Paolo at 06:25, while the return flight will take off at 16:25 to land back in the UK at 07:50. Passengers will enjoy a full onboard service during their flight, including complimentary food and drink and Wi-Fi from £2.99.

To find out more about this service or to book your travel to Brazil, please contact us on 0191 285 0346 or send an email to business@travelb.co.uk.

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