Virgin America commenced services between Las Vegas and Dallas Love Field on 1 December. Passengers on the inaugural service were welcomed at the gate with a glass of sparkling wine and a cupcake. The sector will face direct competition from Southwest Airlines.
On approach to Kahului Airport in Hawaii on 3 December is Virgin America’s inaugural flight from San Francisco. The 3,756-kilometre route will operate daily in direct competition with Hawaii Airlines and United Airlines.
- Virgin America commenced two routes, firstly on 1 December, and then on 3 December, starting with services on the 1,172-kilometre airport pair from Las Vegas (LAS) to Dallas Love Field (DAL). The link from Nevada to Texas will be operated 12 times a week on board the carrier’s A319s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data, and will face direct competition from Southwest Airlines’ 34 weekly flights. The second service to be launched by the airline was between San Francisco (SFO) and Kahului (OGG). The 3,756 domestic link to Hawaii will operate from the Californian hub on a daily basis facing two incumbent carriers. United Airlines offers 29 weekly flights between the two airports, while Hawaiian Airlines also provides a daily service. Virgin America will use A320s on the latter of its two new routes. See how Kahului Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.