Virgin America adds services to Palm Springs

Virgin America is to begin service to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) from 15 December with tickets on sale now for its new nonstop seasonal flights from San Francisco (SFO) and same-plane through-flights from New York JFK.

Palm Springs will be the sixteenth destination in the airline’s growing network. The seasonal daily flight schedule will operate from 15 December 2011 until 30 April 2012. Virgin America will offer daily nonstop intra-California flights from SFO to PSP and daily same-plane through-flights from New York to PSP.

“As the only California-based airline, we’re pleased to launch seasonal service to one of our state’s most popular getaway spots – Palm Springs and the surrounding desert resort cities,” said David Cush, president and CEO of Virgin America. “Our expansion to the region will inject some much-needed competition into the air travel market. With low fares and a quality of service that is unrivalled in the domestic skies, we hope our new flights will be a welcome breath of fresh air for Bay Area and New York travellers looking for an affordable escape to the desert oasis this winter. The destination also allows us to add seasonal capacity from our California base, as we continue to grow our network.”

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