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turism&travel : Virgin America sets sights on Puerto Vallarta route
Friday 15 July 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
- Today, Virgin America, California's hometown airline, announces its intent to launch flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) in Mexico. Virgin America files today with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the authority to fly to PVR and subject to approval from both the U.S. DOT and the Mexican government, the airline plans to begin flying to Puerto Vallarta this winter. The announcement of the Company's third U.S. – Mexico route comes as the low-fare airline has expanded service to Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun and Chicago in the past eight months alone.
"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," said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. "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."