Virgin American offers high-tech, lowâfare flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
The 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.
With 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.
To 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.
“There 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.”
Virgin 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.”