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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the low-cost upscale airline, announces a new nonstop option for travelers flying between Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) as of December 1, 2015, with tickets on sale today for two daily roundtrip flights between Dallas and Las Vegas.  With fleetwide WiFi***, custom-designed leather seating, power outlets, personal touch-screen entertainment platforms and new aircraft with three classes of service, Virgin America will bring some needed product and fare competition to this nonstop route. Today, only one other carrier offers nonstop service between the airport most convenient to downtown Dallas and Las Vegas.  Tickets on the new DAL-LAS route are available for purchase now at www.virginamerica.com and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN****.  To celebrate, the carrier is launching a special 2-for-1 offer* on the new DAL-LAS flights, as well as DAL-LAS fares from $49** (taxes and fees included and restrictions applying). 

"Las Vegas is an iconic travel destination and Dallas travelers deserve an option that gets them there in style, whether they are traveling for a fun weekend getaway or headed to one of the thousands of trade events or conventions that Las Vegas hosts each year," said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. "We are confident that our award-winning service and product will resonate on this route, especially since we will be the only carrier operating between Love Field and Las Vegas to offer three classes of premium service."

Beginning December 1, 2015, Virgin America's DAL-LAS flight schedule is as follows:

DAL

LAS

Frequency


LAS

DAL

Frequency

10:45 AM

11:35 AM

Daily


1:30 AM

6:10 AM

Daily, excluding Sunday

7:30 PM

8:20 PM

Daily, excluding Saturday


7:10 AM

11:50 AM

Sunday only

5:50 PM

6:40 PM

Saturday only


12:25 PM

5:05 PM

Daily

Las Vegas is currently the eighth largest market from Dallas Love Field in terms of guest traffic and the sixth largest destination from all Dallas airports combined (QDF).  Virgin America will also be the only airline offering a red-eye from Las Vegas to Dallas, allowing Dallas-originating travelers to maximize their time taking advantage of everything Vegas has to offer before returning home. 

"We are excited that Virgin America has announced additional service to Las Vegas from one of our top feeder markets," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "With a record 41 million visitors to the destination last year, Virgin America's additional capacity and variety of premium service options provides additional fuel for future growth."

"Virgin America and McCarran International Airport have enjoyed a phenomenal partnership since the carrier launched its service to Las Vegas in October 2007," said Clark County Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis. "Over the years, we've been pleased to witness its nonstop network expand from San Francisco to New York and Los Angeles, and we're looking forward to the addition of Dallas Love Field beginning this December 1."

The new service will create well-timed connecting flight options between Las Vegas and Virgin America's Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
Virgin America is kicking off its latest Love Field expansion with Main Cabin fares from $49* (taxes & fees included, restrictions applying). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at virginamerica.com and 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN**.  In addition, the airline is providing a 2-for-1 flights offer for those booking DAL-LAS flights on virginamerica.com now through 11:59 PM CT tonight. Two guests booking a DAL-LAS flight on the same itinerary can enter the promo code LIVELARGE and will receive 50 percent off the base fare of their purchase.  For more information, visit: https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/travel-deals/10-15-15-bogo-dal-las-promo

In order to make aircraft available at its two Dallas Love Field gates to support the new Dallas-Las Vegas service, Virgin America will end its scheduled service between Love Field and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), effective November 30, 2015.  Guests who have already purchased tickets for travel between DAL-AUS on or after December 1st will be given the option of a full refund.

"Las Vegas continues to be a strong market for us, which is why we're looking to expand our presence there," said Virgin America Senior Vice President of Planning and Sales John Macleod. "While our overall performance across our longer haul Dallas Love Field markets continues to beat the competition in terms of revenue per available seat mile, our performance on DAL-AUS did not meet our expectations. And because we are limited to operating from two gates at Love Field, adding flights to Las Vegas means we had to make tough decisions and redeploy our capacity from our lowest performing operations. We're proud that our service at Love Field has increased product competition and lowered fares, and we look forward to bringing even more competition and our premium service to the DAL-LAS market."

Virgin America offers its guests sleek, tech-forward aircraft cabins with custom-designed seating, fleetwide WiFi, signature moodlighting, power outlets near every seat and the unparalleled Red® in-flight entertainment system. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom-designed leather seating with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, Virgin America's First Class cabin offers plush white leather 'cradle sleeper' seating with 55 inches of pitch, 165 degrees of recline and lumbar massagers.  The carrier's Main Cabin Select service offers 38 inches of pitch, free food and cocktails, an all-access pass to media content, dedicated overhead bins and priority check-in and boarding. The Red in-flight entertainment platform offers guests their own seatback touch-screen TV, with more 25 films, live TV, interactive Google Maps, videogames, a 3,000 song library and an on-demand menu, which allows flyers to order a cocktail or snack from their seatback any time during a flight.

About Virgin America: Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities — like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named both the "Best U.S. Airline" in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards for the past seven consecutive years and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for the past eight consecutive years.  For more:www.virginamerica.com

*2-for-1 Terms and Conditions:
This offer ends on October 15, 2015 at 11:59pm CT. This offer is valid for nonstop travel for DAL-LAS only; offer is not valid for any multi-city itineraries.  Travel must occur between December 1, 2015 and February 7, 2016.  One time use promo code is valid in all cabins.  Blackout dates include: 12/18/15- 1/4/16, 1/15/16, 1/18/16, in addition DAL to LAS on 1/5/16 - 1/6/16 and LAS to DAL on 1/8/16 – 1/11/16.  Promo code applies to newly booked travel and may not be applied to prior bookings. Promo code discount is valid for 50% off the base fare of two guests' tickets. Base fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5.60 per one way trip, where each one-way trip may include a connection or stopover between two domestic flights not exceeding 4 hours,  and a Federal Segment Tax of $4.00 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. A stopover is a break in travel of more than 4 hours between 2 flights. Promo code may not be redeemed for cash. Promo code may only be used for bookings made on virginamerica.com and is only valid on itineraries of exactly 2 guests. Offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. If travel is changed or cancelled, promo code discount will become invalid. For travel solely between points in the Continental Western Region (LAS/LAX/PDX/PSP/PVR/SAN/SEA/SFO/SJD only) and DAL-LAS, changes or cancellations can be made for a $100 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. For all other itineraries, changes or cancellations can be made for a $150 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable.  Any remaining balance will be placed in a guest's travel bank, good for travel on Virgin America for one year from date of issue. Promotion code is not eligible for Elevate points redemption bookings. Guests who no-show without a change or cancellation prior to the scheduled departure time will forfeit the amount of this fare. In addition, any future flights booked in the same reservation will also be canceled and the fare will be forfeited. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call center will cost an additional $20 per guest per itinerary. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from Virgin America through our reservation call center will be non-refundable. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket.  Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice.  For Main Cabin Select, Virgin America will accept one (1) piece of checked baggage up to 50 pounds free of charge for each ticketed guest. For First Class, Virgin America will accept two (2) pieces of checked baggage up to 50 pounds free of charge for each ticketed guest. The fee for each piece of checked baggage up to 50 pounds in Main Cabin is $25. Virgin America will accept up to ten pieces of checked baggage, up to 50 pounds each, per ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. 

**Fare Sale Terms and Conditions:
Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm CT on Thursday, October 15, 2015.  Main Cabin fares are one-way and require a 21-day advance purchase.  Travel must occur between December 1, 2015 and February 7, 2016.  Lowest sale fares are available only on certain itineraries.  Lowest sale fares are only valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  Blackout dates include: 12/18/15- 1/4/16, 1/15/16, 1/18/16, in addition DAL to LAS on 1/5/16 - 1/6/16 and LAS to DAL on 1/8/16 – 1/11/16.  Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate daily. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For travel solely between points in the Continental Western Region (LAS/LAX/PDX/PSP/PVR/SAN/SEA/SFO/SJD only) and DAL-LAS, changes or cancellations can be made for a $100 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. For all other itineraries, changes or cancellations can be made for a $150 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Any remaining balance will be placed in a guest's travel bank, good for travel on Virgin America for one year from date of issue. Changes or cancellations of a booking made with Elevate Points will be subject to a $100 redeposit fee per guest. Guests who no-show without a change or cancellation prior to the scheduled departure time will forfeit the amount of this fare. In addition, any future flights booked in the same reservation will also be canceled and the fare will be forfeited. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call center will cost an additional $20 per guest per itinerary. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from Virgin America through our reservation call center will be non-refundable. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. Virgin America will accept up to ten pieces of checked baggage, up to 50 pounds each, per ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. The fee for each piece of checked baggage up to 50 pounds is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

***ViaSat in-flight internet will be available on flights to Hawaii with ViaSat-equipped aircraft beginning mid-2016.

****Any guest calling within the United States has access to a complimentary telecommunication relay service by dialing 711. For more information, go to:http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/telecomm.asp

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