New Gatwick to South Africa flights announced

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Direct flights from Gatwick Airport to Cape Town will start next year.

A Gatwick spokesman said the Thomas Cook Airlines’ flights will run from December 15 2016 until March 20 2017.

The route will depart to the port city on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays and use the airliner’s refurbished A330 fleet.

Guy Stephenson, Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted that Thomas Cook Airlines is expanding its operations at Gatwick.

“Cape Town is a spectacular destination to add to Thomas Cook Airlines’ growing network of long haul routes from Gatwick.  The airline’s existing long haul flights to the Cuba, Mexico and India are an important part of Gatwick’s rapidly growing long haul network, which now boasts over 40 destinations on five continents.”

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