8 April 2014
Virgin America said it will expand its schedule to two daily nonstop roundtrips between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and its home base at San Francisco International Airport as of July 8, 2014.
“Since entering the Austin market nearly a year ago, we´ve seen strong demand for our award-winning guest service and business friendly in-flight amenities,” said John MacLeod, Virgin America´s senior vice president of planning and sales. “Austin and San Francisco enjoy strong business ties and a cultural affinity –so expansion on this route makes sense for both our business and leisure guests.”
The new morning Austin departure is timed to be convenient for business travelers originating in Austin. Connecting flights will be available from Austin to the carrier´s Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, and Las Vegas destinations.
Since its 2007 launch, Virgin America has created 2,700 jobs and expanded its network to include San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Washington D.C. (IAD and DCA), Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs (seasonal), Philadelphia, Portland and Austin.