On October 10, America’s newest airline, Virgin America, launched service between its hub at SFO and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS). Starting on November 4, Virgin will fly five times a day between the city by the bay and Vegas. Additionally, Virgin America also will offer connections from both New York and Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas.
In true Virgin style, the inaugural flight party included showgirls from La Reve; Carmen Electra; World Series of Poker Champ Jamie Gold; Kyla Ebbert, the woman who was famously removed from a Southwest flight because of an “inappropriate” outfit; and an in-flight wedding performed by Richard Branson himself.
“Virgin America and [Las Vegas] are both famous for having a little fun and doing things differently and we wanted to kick off our service in true Vegas fashion,” said Virgin America Chief Executive Officer Fred Reid.
On top of their entertainment advantages and luxe leather seats, Virgin America also offers pleasing fares: as low as $44 one-way SFO-LAS fares in the Main Cabin and $149 one-way in First Class.
With this newest addition, Virgin America now serves five cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.