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Virgin Atlantic will fly to South America for the first time in 2020 with a new Dreamliner route to the Brazilian city of São Paulo

  • The service will connect Heathrow with the Guarulhos International Airport of Sao Paulo
  • The flight of 11 hours and 55 minutes will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft
  • Flights will start in 2020 and Virgin Holidays will also offer trips to Brazil.

Virgin Atlantic is launching daily flights between London and Brazil starting next year.

The service will connect Heathrow with the Guarulhos International Airport of São Paulo in what is the airline's first route to South America.

It will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane on the flight, which will last 11 hours and 55 minutes.

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will launch a daily flight to São Paulo in Brazil, pictured, starting in 2020.

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will launch a daily flight to São Paulo in Brazil, pictured, starting in 2020.

The service will connect Heathrow with the Guarulhos International Airport of São Paulo. It is the first incursion of Virgin Atlantic in South America.

The service will connect Heathrow with the Guarulhos International Airport of São Paulo. It is the first incursion of Virgin Atlantic in South America.

All flights will have high class, premium and economical cabins from Virgin Atlantic.

The airline based in the United Kingdom says the new service aims to capitalize on Brazil's fast-growing economy.

São Paulo is the commercial capital of Brazil and one of the 20 most important world economic cities.

It is the largest city in America, after New York, where multinational companies have offices in.

In addition, Virgin Holidays also intends to launch trips to Brazil for the first time, with the spectacular Iguazu Falls and the Amazon Rainforest easily accessible from São Paulo.

Tourists can also connect to places like Rio de Janeiro and the beautiful beaches of Santa Catarina.

Meanwhile, the airline expects the new flight to become a popular cargo route, since Brazil is the number one import and export country in South America.

Shipments could include auto parts, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products.

The airline based in the United Kingdom says the new service aims to capitalize on Brazil's fast-growing economy. In the photo, the cathedral of São Paulo.

The airline based in the United Kingdom says the new service aims to capitalize on Brazil's fast-growing economy. In the photo, the cathedral of São Paulo.

Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President of Virgin Atlantic – Commercial, said: "2019 marks the beginning of a new growth phase for Virgin Atlantic as we work to become the most beloved travel company.

"São Paulo represents an incredible opportunity for our business, and we are very excited to be flying to a new continent for the first time.

"There is a significant number of corporate clients and multinational companies located in this South American power that can now enjoy the experience of Virgin Atlantic on this busy international route.

"But it's not just about business, I'm also happy to present a new and exciting destination for our leisure clients.

São Paulo has numerous cultural institutions such as the Art Museum, it has a rich architectural history and acts as a gateway for pleasure trips within the rest of Brazil and beyond.

"This is an excellent opportunity for Virgin Holidays, which is busy securing a variety of support partners and diverse accommodation options for those clients looking for a full-service vacation offer."

Virgin Atlantic's new service will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The flight will last 11 hours and 55 minutes.

Virgin Atlantic's new service will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The flight will last 11 hours and 55 minutes.

All flights will have superior class cabins (pictured), premium and economy from Virgin Atlantic

All flights will have superior class cabins (pictured), premium and economy from Virgin Atlantic

While Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, from the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, added: "The increase in air connectivity is one of the Government's priorities to make Brazil more competitive in the world tourism scenario.

& # 39; This new flight is a great achievement for our country & # 39;

According to a press release, Virgin Atlantic has embarked on an ambitious growth plan, with the airline "focused on offering irresistible experiences, effortless and of great value to customers."

In 2019, Virgin Atlantic will welcome the first four of the 12 Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet, which not only has a fully redesigned on-board experience for customers, but will also help transform the fleet into one of the quieter and more fuel efficient in the sky. .

The airline also hopes to become the founding member of a new $ 13 billion transatlantic joint venture (£ 9.8 billion) with more than 300 daily transatlantic flights and 96 nonstop transatlantic routes, along with Delta, Air France and KLM.

It is also launching new services from London Heathrow to Las Vegas, Manchester to Los Angeles and London Heathrow to Tel Aviv.