Virgin America, the awardâwinning U.S. airline known for its low fares, mood-lit cabins and upscale service, has launched a new daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).
three daily roundtrip flights will add to the airline's existing service from
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to LAS and from New York's Kennedy
International Airport (JFK) to LAS.
its customâdesigned leather seats, food and
cocktails on demand and touchâscreen
entertainment at every seat, Virgin America brings its stylish design and awardâwinning service to those seeking the perfect way to
kick off a weekend getaway at some of the best resorts, restaurants, and
shopping destinations in the world.
mark its latest Vegas expansion, the airline also unveiled a firstâofâitsâkind seatâtoâseat delivery service on flights nationwide. The
feature allows guests to use the airline's Red inâflight
entertainment platform to order a drink, meal or snack for fellow guests
onboard, using the Red system's onâdemand food
ordering system. Travelers can now send an inâflight
cocktail to that friendly stranger in seat 4A-and then follow up with a text
message using the seat-toâseat chat
function also on Red.
is competition in this market, we saw an opportunity to provide travelers not
only attractive fares but a better, more stylish flight option,” said David
Cush, Virgin America's president and CEO. “With our customâdesigned cabins, awardâwinning
service and our new Loft at LAX, our guests’ Vegas experience now can begin at
the airport. Whether traveling for escape or to one of the many trade events or
conferences hosted here each year, we hope that choosing Virgin America will
become one of their better Vegas decisions.”
America's new seatâtoâseat delivery feature on the Red system is live on
flights nationwide. Travelers can now use the airline's touchâscreen seatback personal entertainment platform to
send a cocktail, snack or meal to a fellow traveler onboard their flight using
a digital seat map. Virgin America already features a seatâtoâseat chat
platform via its Red inâflight
entertainment system, so that travelers can send text messages to other guests
on their aircraft. The system also offers 25 films, live TV, Google Maps, video
games, seatâtoâseat chat, music videos and a 4,000âsong library.
“The Virgin brand and Las Vegas are both known for delivering a worldâclass experience to travelers-and for having a bit of fun along the
way,” said Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, chairman of the board for the
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “With record visitation numbers in
2012, every new airline seat provides the opportunity for continued growth.
This new route is estimated to generate a nonâgaming
economic impact of more than $91 million annually for Las Vegas.”
Virgin American offers high-tech, lowâfare flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
April 26, 2013