Virgin America is planning to launch service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
The airline has filed a request with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to fly to PVR from San Francisco. Subject to approval from both the U.S. DOT and the Mexican government, Virgin America plans to begin flying to Puerto Vallarta this winter.
Virgin America has expanded its network to include Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun and Chicago in the past eight months.
“We’ve seen a strong demand for travel to our Mexican destinations and we’re looking forward to giving our flyers another world-class leisure option,” says David Cush, Virgin America’s president and CEO. “We’re proud to be growing and offering travelers a very unique flight experience at a time when most airlines are shrinking their schedules and reducing the amenities provided to flyers.”
Virgin America offers innovative features such as touch-screen personal seatback entertainment, power outlets at every seat, fleetwide WiFi, mood-lit cabins and custom-designed leather seating with a deeper and more comfortable pitch.
The airline’s Red in-flight entertainment platform offers 30 films, live and premium TV, interactive Google Maps, music videos, videogames, seat-to-seat chat, a library of 3,000 MP3 sound files, a first-of-its-kind digital Shop section and an on-demand menu so that guests can order a cocktail or meal from their seatback any time during a flight.
Since its launch in August 2007, Virgin America has created 2,000 new jobs and grown to serve multiple destinations across North America. The airline continues to expand its fleet and expects to grow from its current 39 aircraft to a fleet of 52 aircraft by mid-2012. Virgin America also expects to add 500 new jobs on an annual basis and expand to two to three new destinations per year over the next several years.
Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun and Chicago.
Source: Airlines and Destinations