Virgin Atlantic announces flight between Sao Paulo and London; Promotional video featuring Juliana Paes and Samba

Virgin Atlantic announces flight between Sao Paulo and London;  Promotional video featuring Juliana Paes and Samba

a Virgin Atlantic AirlinesOn Monday the 5th of this month, a UK-based airline announced that it will start offering daily flights to Brazil. The route presented by the company will be a direct flight between London and São Paulo, starting from May 13, 2024, and tickets will go on sale in August.

Video advertisement for Virgin Atlantic flights between São Paulo and London featuring Juliana Paes and Samba

Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@VirginAtlantic/Estadão

The route from London Heathrow Airport to Guarulhos Airport is the airline’s first foray into South America. The flight takes 11 hours and 55 minutes on a Boeing 787, and the times announced by the platform are 12:45 pm and 8:20 pm for the London-Sao Paulo route and 10:10 pm and 1:25 pm for the Sao Paulo-London route.

According to Brazilian airline Latam, with the new offer, passengers will also be able to connect at 12 domestic airports in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Florianópolis. Similarly, customers traveling from Sao Paulo to London Heathrow will also have the option to connect to final destinations such as Tel Aviv, Delhi and Shanghai.

“New city, new country, new continent. We are so excited to travel to São Paulo, Brazil. Home of samba, caipirinhas, beaches, natural beauty, and rich architectural history. First flights take off May 13, 2024 and start to go on sale August Viva!”, the company writes. Aviation on her Twitter account.

To kick off the news, Virgin Atlantic has published a video with Brazilian model and actress Juliana Paes, with retrospective elements of Carnival and with reference to samba. The post sparked criticism on the networks, as users pointed out the reinforcement of stereotypes.

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