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Carrier to Operate Daily Flights from Denver to San Francisco

DENVER — Nov. 17, 2015 — Virgin America and Denver International Airport (DEN) today announced that the Silicon Valley-based airline will begin daily nonstop service from Denver to San Francisco beginning March 15, 2016.

“The addition of a new domestic airline to DEN will provide expanded benefits to our community by enhancing our competitive domestic market,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Virgin America has shown that it is committed to building relationships with the communities it serves, and we’re excited to welcome them as a partner.”

Virgin America will operate the flight using an Airbus A320 aircraft with 149 seats with three classes of service. All Virgin America flights include WiFi, power outlets, touch-screen seatback entertainment, custom cabin “moodlighting” and ergonomically-designed leather seating.

With more than 860,000 passengers traveling between the two cites annually, Denver is the largest market from San Francisco that Virgin America does not currently serve and is the No. 1 destination requested by the airline’s high-tech corporate accounts. Denver represents the 24th destination served by Virgin America, and the carrier will be the 18th airline operating regularly scheduled commercial flights at DEN.

“Denver is of course a world-class leisure travel destination, but its booming high-tech economy has also made it the number one requested destination by our Silicon Valley-based corporate clients,” said Virgin America President and Chief Executive Officer, David Cush. “We hope that our upscale product and friendly service will help keep travelers more comfortable en route to the Mile High City – but with features like fleet-wide WiFi and power outlets at every seat, we also hope to keep them more productive when flying between two of the West’s largest innovation centers. We’re looking forward to bringing a breath of fresh airline competition to this important market and to building strong community ties with the City of Denver and State of Colorado.”

The Denver area is a growing hub for leading technology companies, startups and entrepreneurs, who are among Virgin America’s most loyal flyers. Colorado is also one of the nation’s premier destinations for outdoor activities, and is an ideal choice for Northern California guests looking for an exciting getaway.

“We are so pleased to welcome Virgin America to the growing number of airline choices at Denver International Airport,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “We have heard consistently from travelers asking for Virgin America service in Denver, and the carrier’s expansion to the Mile High City means there are now even more options to connect to the West Coast and beyond.”

Beginning March 15, 2016, Virgin America’s Denver service is as follows:

SFODENFrequencyDENSFOFrequency
8:15 a.m.11:45 a.m.Daily7 a.m.8:40 a.m.Daily, except Sunday
2 p.m.5:30 p.m.Daily12:30 p.m.2:10 p.m.Daily
6 p.m.9:30 p.m.Daily, except Saturday6:45 p.m.8:25 p.m.Daily

About Virgin America

Known for its mood-lit cabins, beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities — like touchscreen personal entertainment, Wi-Fi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named both the “Best U.S. Airline” in both Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for the past eight consecutive years. The airline serves Austin, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Denver (as of March 15, 2016) Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, Newark, New York (JFK and LGA), Orlando, Palm Springs (seasonal), Portland, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. (IAD and DCA), Honolulu and Maui-Kahului (as of Dec.3, 2015). For more: www.virginamerica.com

Photos and Videos

Photos & broadcast-quality video of Virgin America aircraft: https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/about-ourairline/photos.html

Editor’s Note

Virgin America is a U.S.-controlled, owned, and operated airline. It is an entirely separate company from Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.


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