Virgin America Expands Service To New York Area

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Virgin America, the California-based airline reinventing flying, today announced an expansion of service at Newark International Airport (EWR) to a total of four daily nonstop flights to both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as of November 18, 2016. The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Virgin America’s request to operate two additional daily flights to Newark. In conjunction with the new service, Virgin America will also offer even more conveniently scheduled flight times for travelers heading between New York City and the West Coast. To celebrate the new services, Virgin America is offering a fare sale, with Newark flights starting from $149*. The new flights are on sale now and can be purchased at https://www.virginamerica.com/coast-to-coast or 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN**.

“Since our launch, we have been committed to increasing competition in the New York metropolitan area for travelers, with lower fares and service that allows them to stay connected, comfortable and productive coast-to-coast,” said Virgin America’s Director of Network Planning, Adam Green. “We thank the Federal Aviation Administration for opening up this access, which will allow us to offer our guests even more choice when traveling from the East Coast with up to 25 flights departing the New York metropolitan area each day. Our transcontinental schedule is also focused on convenience ? we have timed the flights so that guests don’t have to travel too early in the morning or too late in the evening.”

Virgin America has built a loyal following of bi-coastal flyers with its nonstop flights from the West Coast to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The Virgin America inflight experience is perfectly tailored to transcontinental travel ? with three classes of service (including a First Class cabin and a Main Cabin Select premium economy service) as well as WiFi, power outlets at every seat, an award-winning full service food menu and touch-screen seatback entertainment available for every guest. Virgin America was recently named the “Top Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards readers’ survey for an unrivaled ninth consecutive year ? representing a win of this award every year the airline has been in service.

Virgin America’s new EWR flights have been timed to complement the airline’s transcontinental flight schedule to create as many convenient options as possible for New York travelers. The new schedule will see Virgin America operate ten flights per day from Los Angeles to the New York City area and nine flights per day from San Francisco to the New York City area.

Beginning November 18, 2016, Virgin America’s flight schedule at EWR is as follows, with the new flights highlighted in bold.

FROM

TO

DEP

ARR

FROM

TO

DEP

ARR

EWR

LAX

800

1115

LAX

EWR

700

1510

EWR

LAX

1230

1540

LAX

EWR

845

1655

EWR

LAX

1605

1920

LAX

EWR

1240

2100

EWR

LAX

1759

2115

LAX

EWR

2220

0630+1

EWR

SFO

730

1040

SFO

EWR

805

1630

EWR

SFO

1100

1425

SFO

EWR

940

1800

EWR

SFO

1725

2050

SFO

EWR

1430

2245

EWR

SFO

1900

2225

SFO

EWR

2150

0600+1

Virgin America offers mood-lit aircraft with three custom-designed classes of service, touch-screen personal entertainment and an on-demand food and cocktail menu on every flight. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom leather seating with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, the airline’s First Class cabin offers plush white leather seating with 55 inches of pitch, 165 degrees of recline and lumbar massagers. The carrier’s Main Cabin Select service offers 38-inches of pitch, free food and cocktails, an all-access pass to media, dedicated overhead bins and priority check-in/boarding. The Red? entertainment platform offers guests their own seatback touch-screen1, with +20 latest release films, TV, interactive maps, videogames, a 3,000 song library, surround sound technology and an on-demand menu, which allows flyers to order from their seatback any time during a flight. With a full service First Class menu and a unique on-demand menu in the Main Cabin, Virgin America was named Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “Best U.S. Airline for Food” in 2014 and 2015

ABOUT VIRGIN AMERICA:

Known for its mood-lit cabins, beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities ? like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi 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 for the past eight consecutive years and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for the past nine consecutive years. The airline serves Austin, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Denver, 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 MauiKahului. For more: www.virginamerica.com

*Fare Sale Terms and Conditions:

Main Cabin tickets must be purchased by 11:59 CT on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Fares are one-way and require a 21-day advance purchase for EWR-LAX and EWR-SFO where travel must occur between December 6, 2016 and February 28, 2017. Lowest sale fares are available only on certain itineraries. Lowest sale fares are only valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. 2016 blackout dates include: 12/22 ? 12/31. 2017 blackout dates include: 1/1 ? 1/2, 1/13, 1/16, 2/17, and 2/20. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate daily. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For travel solely between points in the Continental Western Region (LAS/LAX/PDX/PSP/PVR/SAN/SEA/SFO/SJD only), DEN-SFO and DAL-LAS, changes or cancellations can be made for a $100 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. For all other itineraries, changes or cancellations can be made for a $150 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Any remaining balance will be placed in a guest’s travel bank, good for travel on Virgin America for one year from date of issue. Changes or cancellations of a booking made with Elevate Points will be subject to a $100 redeposit fee per guest. Guests who no-show without a change or cancellation prior to the scheduled departure time will forfeit the amount of this fare. In addition, any future flights booked in the same reservation will also be canceled and the fare will be forfeited. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call center will cost an additional $20 per guest per itinerary. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from Virgin America through our reservation call center will be non-refundable. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. Virgin America will accept up to ten pieces of checked baggage, up to 50 pounds each, per ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. The fee for each piece of checked baggage up to 50 pounds is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

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