Virgin America announces new service to Denver in 2016


Virgin America Airbus A320. Photo courtesy: Virgin America

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DENVER — Virgin America announced Tuesday it will begin service from Denver International Airport in 2016.

It will operate three daily flights from Denver to San Francisco beginning March 15.

Special fares went on sale Tuesday from $52.80 one way, with restrictions, but that rate is only available for flights booked before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Virgin America, based in San Francisco, will serve 24 cities once it adds Denver.

“Denver is the largest market from San Francisco that Virgin America does not currently serve and is the No. 1 destination requested by the airline’s high-tech corporate accounts,” a news release from the airline said.

“The addition of a new domestic airline to DEN will provide expanded benefits to our community by enhancing our competitive domestic market,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.

Virgin America uses a fleet of Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The planes that will fly to Denver are able to carry 149 passengers.


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