Virgin America’s new routes from Dallas Love Field
On 13 October, Virgin America touched down for the first time at Dallas Love Field with a “Downtown Express” flight hosted by Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, with an acoustic in-flight performance by Kacey Musgraves. The airline is linking Love Field to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington Reagan.
- Virgin America took advantage of the lifting of the Wright Amendment flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL) and commenced three new routes on 13 October. Following American Airlines’ transfer of gates to Virgin America, the airline commenced 20 weekly flights on the 2,005-kilometre sector to Los Angeles, CA (LAX), operating a mixed fleet of its 119-seat A319s and 149-seat A320s. Furthermore, the airline started 19 weekly flights to its San Francisco, CA (SFO) hub, using its 119-seat A319s and 149-seat A320s. Lastly, Virgin American launched 19 weekly flights to Washington Reagan, VA (DCA) with 19 weekly operations, utilising the airline’s 119-seat A319s. While the 2,375-kilometre airport pair to San Francisco is not served by any other carrier, Southwest Airlines provides direct competition on the links to Los Angeles and Reagan by operating thrice-daily flights. Moreover, starting on 28 October, the airline will commence 25 weekly flights to New York Newark. Dallas Love Field Airport is analysed in more detail in this week’s airport profile. See how Dallas Love Field Airport’s FTWA compares to other airports in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition.