Celebrations were held at Los Angeles to celebrate the start of Virgin America’s new service from the Californian city to Kahului, with passengers on the first flight given goodies. The 3,993-kilometre sector will be served daily by the carrier on its A320 fleet.
Celebrations were also had on arrival in Kahului as passengers were greeted in the traditional Hawaiian style of bring offered a flower necklace. Seen receiving her natural jewellery is Ellen Pompeo, best known for playing Meredith Grey in the hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy.
- Virgin America commenced service on its second route to Hawaii from Los Angeles (LAX) on 14 June. After Honolulu, the carrier now serves Kahului (OGG) with daily A320 service from the Californian hub. “Since we launched service to Hawaii last year, the response from our passengers has been overwhelming and we’re thrilled to add yet another route and give flyers the ability to travel from Los Angeles to Maui in style,” said John MacLeod, SVP of Sales and Planning, Virgin America. The airline becomes the fifth carrier to serve the 3,993-kilometre city pair, with American Airlines (28 times weekly), United Airlines (17), Delta Air Lines (14) and Hawaiian Airlines (14) also connecting the two airports according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Overall Virgin America now serves 14 airports non-stop from Los Angeles, with Cancún being the only international destination offered. Los Angeles becomes the second Virgin America connection from Kahului, with the airline also offering service from San Francisco to the Hawaiian airport.