Virgin America celebrates first flight to Los Cabos, Mexico


SAN FRANCISCO – Virgin America, the award-winning California-based airline, today announces its first flight south of the border to service San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD). The airline known for its upscale stylish amenities and low fares is offering direct flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to SJD. Los Cabos, Mexico will be Virgin America’s second international destination after Toronto, Canada launched in June 2010, and the 13th destination in the new airline’s growing network. The airline kicks off its new service to SJD today with a fiesta at the gate at SFO.

“We’re so pleased to be able to offer our innovative and affordable service to Los Cabos for travelers looking to start their vacations right at take-off, ” said David Cush, President and CEO of Virgin America. “We’re happy to add another warm weather destination to our growing network and to offer low-fare service so that more travelers can discover all that the Los Cabos region has to offer.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Virgin America to Los Cabos, and know that their guests will be pleased with the exciting sights and unique activities in this beautiful region,” said Gonzalo Franyutti De La Parra, President of the Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This new route serves as a testament to our destination’s strong tourism economy and commitment to providing each visitor with an unmatched vacation experience.”

Virgin America offers outstanding guest service and beautifully designed cabins with a host of high-tech amenities and entertainment choices at every seat. The Red™ touch-screen entertainment system offers 30 films, live TV, Google maps, videogames, seat-to-seat chat, music videos, a 3000 MP3 catalog (and the ability to build a custom play-list in-flight), a first-of-its-kind digital Shop section and an on-demand menu – so guests can order a cocktail or meal right from their seatback any time during a flight. Virgin America’s live satellite television and WiFi are not available on the aircraft after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The airline’s SJD flight schedule is as follows:


Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Since launching, Virgin America has captured a list of industry best-in-class awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 World’s Best Awards as well as best-in-class in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Zagat Global Airline survey.

In addition to flights to Los Cabos, Virgin America is also adding flights from Los Angeles International (LAX) to Cancun, Mexico beginning January 19, 2011 and SFO to Cancun beginning January 20, 2011. As part of the airline’s celebration of these hot new Mexican destinations, Virgin America is running a Facebook promotion for fans to win two roundtrip Main Cabin tickets and a two-night hotel stay in Los Cabos or Cancun. Entry to the sweepstakes can be found on Virgin America’s Facebook page ( through January 18. **

Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos and starting January 19, 2011 Cancun, Mexico.