Virgin America Goes Mile High: New Flights To Denver Now On Sale

Silicon Valley's Airline Launches its Upscale, Tech-Forward Service to Denver

"Mile High-atus" Fare Sale Offers Flights between San Francisco and Denver from $52.80* (taxes & fees included, restrictions applying)

Nov 17, 2015, 11:30 ET from Virgin America

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the Silicon Valley-based airline known for its innovative amenities and upscale service, today announces it will start operating three daily, conveniently-timed roundtrip flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Denver International Airport (DEN) beginning March 15, 2016, with fares on sale as of today from $52.80 one way* in recognition of the city's mile high elevation (with taxes & fees included, restrictions applying). With over 860,000 passengers annually[1], Denver is the largest market from San Francisco that Virgin America does not currently serve and is the number one destination requested by the airline's high-tech corporate accounts. Headquartered in San Francisco, the airline has grown a loyal following of flyers thanks to its inventive and comfortable service, including WiFi**, power outlets, touch-screen seatback entertainment, custom cabin "moodlighting" and ergonomically-designed leather seating – available at every seat on every flight. Virgin America will serve the Denver market with its new fleet of all Airbus A320 Family aircraft, and will be the only airline serving the route to feature three beautifully-designed classes of service on every flight, including an exclusive First Class cabin that offers plush white leather seating with 165 degrees of recline and lumbar massagers. Virgin America has been named the "Best Domestic Airline" in both Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for the past eight consecutive years.

"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 fleetwide 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." 

Virgin America is celebrating with a 'Mile High-atus' fare sale for flights between SFO-DEN with fares starting from $52.80* (taxes and fees included, restrictions applying) now through 11:59pm CT on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.  The new three daily, roundtrip SFO-DEN flights are on sale now and can be purchased at virginamerica.com or 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN***.  

"The addition of a new domestic airline to DEN will provide expanded benefits to our community by enhancing our competitive domestic market," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. "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."

"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."

The Denver area, which has been dubbed the "next Silicon Valley," is a growing hub for 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 travelers looking for an exciting getaway.

Beginning March 15, 2016, Virgin America's SFO-DEN scheduled service is as follows:

SFO to DEN

DEN to SFO

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

8:15 AM

11:45 AM

Daily

7:00 AM

8:50 AM

Daily, except Sunday

1:45 PM

5:15 PM

Daily

12:30 PM

2:20 PM

Daily

6:00 PM

9:30 PM

Daily, except Saturday

6:00 PM

7:50 PM

Daily

Virgin America's new Denver service is a part of the airline's strategic growth as it takes delivery of ten new Airbus A320 aircraft through mid-2016. Earlier this month, the airline launched service to Honolulu, Oahu which will expand to Kahului, Maui starting on December 3, 2015.

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 its First Class cabin, Virgin America offers a Main Cabin with custom leather seating with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, and Main Cabin Select service with 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-screen, with dozens of latest release films, live 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."  Virgin America has also been a stand-out in the industry for its operational performance.  For the past three years, Virgin America has been the number one ranked carrier in the Airline Quality Rating (AQR) report, an annual study of U.S. domestic airline performance conducted by professors at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – measuring on-time performance, customer complaints, denied boarding and mishandled bags. 

Since its 2007 launch, Virgin America has created nearly 3,000 jobs. Denver will represent the 24th destination served by the California-based airline.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Photos & broadcast-quality video of Virgin America aircraft: https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/about-our-airline/photos.html

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 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

* Fare Sale Terms and Conditions: Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm CT on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.  Main Cabin fares are one-way and require a 21-day advance purchase.  Travel must be between SFO-DEN. Travel must occur between April 5, 2016 and May 24, 2016.  Lowest sale fares are available only on certain itineraries.  Lowest sale fares are only valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. 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) and SFO-DEN, 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. For First Class, Virgin America will accept two (2) pieces of checked baggage up to 50 pounds free of charge for each ticketed guest. Virgin America will accept up to ten pieces of checked baggage, up to 50 pounds each, per ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

** WiFi will be available on Hawai'i flights from mid-2016

*** Any guest calling within the United States has access to a complimentary telecommunication relay service by dialing 711. For more information, go to: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/telecomm.asp

[1] YE 1Q 2015 O&D Data 

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