Virgin America announced the launch of new nonstop flight service from its home at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).
Prior to this year, the San Francisco Bay Area did not have nonstop flight service to DCA – the airport closest to the nation’s capital. The new daily flight will bring healthy competition to the route and offer travelers a winning new flight choice – with fleetwide WiFi, power outlets, personal touch-screen entertainment and three classes of service on all Virgin America flights.
“As the only airline based in California, we’re pleased to bring new competition to this important – and currently underserved – route from the West Coast,” said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. “We benefitted from a groundswell of community support in our bid to fly to DCA. We know both business flyers and technologically-savvy leisure travelers will enjoy having a new nonstop flight option that allows them to stay connected and productive en route to our nation’s capital.”
The airline’s new SFO-DCA schedule is focused on convenient morning and late afternoon/evening departures and arrivals for Bay Area travelers. The airline’s new flight – with the memorable flight number “VX1″ – departs San Francisco daily at 8:00am PT and arrives at DCA at 4:05pm ET. The westbound flight – VX2 – departs DCA daily at 5:00pm ET and arrives in San Francisco at 7:40pm PT. The new DCA service will complement Virgin America’s existing service between SFO and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – the airline currently has four daily nonstop flights between SFO and IAD.
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