27 APRIL 2009


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Article from BTNews 27 APRIL 2009

Virgin America expands

VIRGIN AMERICA, the fast expanding Californian-based airline last week arrived at John Wayne Airport, Orange County, south of Los Angeles.  Anaheim, and Disneyland, is just 12 miles away.  Scheduled services, initially to San Francisco start on Thursday 30 April.  The indefatigable Sir Richard Branson was on hand to welcome the first proving flight, although it could be described as a ‘guest appearance’, US Federal law forbidding any major foreign involvement in the running of the carrier.  Launched in August 2007, Virgin America combines attractive fares with a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel.  Already launched on over half its fleet, by June 2009 the carrier will be the first US airline to offer in-flight internet on every route.  Operating A320 aircraft First Class and Main Cabin is offered.  The airline serves Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, and from 30 April Orange County. www.virginamerica.com

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