© Khunaspix Dreamstime.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s restarting of winter season flights from Cape Town is providing a timely boost in capacity for South Africa’s general cargo and perishable exporters as they look to take advantage of peak season demand in the UK and US consumer markets.

The airline’s daily flights ex Cape Town have operated every winter since December 1999 and are in addition to Virgin Atlantic’s year-round daily passenger and cargo flights between Johannesburg and London Heathrow.