Virgin flies from City of Angels to Sin City

Virgin America Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV

Did someone say picture opportunity with Vegas Showgirls? In trademark understated style of all route launches involving Richard Branson, the UK entrepreneur was on hand to welcome the start of his US off-shoot Virgin America’s new 19-weekly A319 service from Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV.

  • Virgin America started its 19-weekly A319 Las Vegas, NV (LAS) operation from its focus city of Los Angeles, CA (LAX) on 22 April. Despite offering this level of frequency, the airline will command less than 10% of weekly flights, when it starts operations, coming up against the combined might of five different carriers, both legacy and LCC — Southwest Airlines (79 weekly frequencies), Delta Air Lines (62), United Airlines (36) American Airlines (35) and Spirit Airlines (14).

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