Virgin America, today announces it will start operating three daily, roundtrip flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Denver International Airport (DEN) beginning March 15, 2016, with fares on sale as of today from $52.80 one way* in recognition of the city’s mile high elevation.
Denver is the largest market from San Francisco that Virgin America does not currently serve and is the number one destination requested by the airline’s high-tech corporate accounts.
“Denver is of course a world-class leisure travel destination, but its booming high-tech economy has also made it the number one requested destination by our Silicon Valley-based corporate clients,” said Virgin America President and Chief Executive Officer, David Cush. “We hope that our upscale product and friendly service will help keep travelers more comfortable en route to the Mile High City – but with features like fleetwide WiFi and power outlets at every seat, we also hope to keep them more productive when flying between two of the West’s largest innovation centers. We’re looking forward to bringing a breath of fresh airline competition to this important market and to building strong community ties with the City of Denver and State of Colorado.”
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock responded to the news by saying:
“The addition of a new domestic airline to DEN will provide expanded benefits to our community by enhancing our competitive domestic market… Virgin America has shown that it is committed to building relationships with the communities it serves, and we’re excited to welcome them as a partner.”
The Denver area, which has been dubbed the “next Silicon Valley,” is a growing hub for technology companies, startups and entrepreneurs, who are among Virgin America’s most loyal flyers. Colorado is also one of the nation’s premier destinations for outdoor activities, and is an ideal choice for Northern California travelers looking for an exciting Beginning March 15, 2016.