Virgin America announced it will start operating three daily roundtrip flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Denver International Airport (DEN) beginning March 15, 2016.
With over 860,000 passengers annually, Denver is the largest market from San Francisco that Virgin America does not currently serve and is the number one destination requested by the airline’s high-tech corporate accounts.
Virgin America will serve the Denver market with its new fleet of all Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
“Denver is of course a world-class leisure travel destination, but its booming high-tech economy has also made it the number one requested destination by our Silicon Valley-based corporate clients,” said Virgin America President and Chief Executive Officer, David Cush. “We hope that our upscale product and friendly service will help keep travelers more comfortable en route to the Mile High City. We’re looking forward to bringing a breath of fresh airline competition to this important market and to building strong community ties with the City of Denver and State of Colorado.”
“The addition of a new domestic airline to Denver will provide expanded benefits to our community by enhancing our competitive domestic market,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Virgin America has shown that it is committed to building relationships with the communities it serves, and we’re excited to welcome them as a partner.”
“We are so pleased to welcome Virgin America to the growing number of airline choices at Denver International Airport,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “We have heard consistently from travelers asking for Virgin America service in Denver, and the carrier’s expansion to the Mile High City means there are now even more options to connect to the West Coast and beyond.”
Virgin America’s new Denver service is a part of the airline’s strategic growth as it takes delivery of ten new Airbus A320 aircraft through mid-2016. Earlier this month, the airline launched service to Honolulu, Oahu which will expand to Kahului, Maui starting on December 3, 2015.