Virgin America to Offer Thrice Daily Service from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

By Paul Riegler on 14 April 2013
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A Virgin America Airbus A320 aircraft

A Virgin America Airbus A320 aircraft

Virgin America announced it will launch daily non-stop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport later this month.

Virgin will operate a special launch flight on April 22 before regular service commences.  It will operate two regular flights on April 23 and April 24 before offering thrice-daily service starting on April 25.

The airline is promising a “star-studded” first flight with celebrities, a red carpet to greet travelers, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, on hand for the festivities.

The flights will depart LAX at 11:30 a.m., 3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 12:35 p.m., 4:20 p.m., and 8:05 p.m. respectively.  Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles will depart at 1:20 p.m., 5:05 p.m., and 8:50 p.m., arriving at LAX at 2:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 10 p.m. respectively.

Virgin will operate the flights using Airbus A320 aircraft with the airline’s signature mood lighting and touchscreen entertainment systems.  Each aircraft is equipped with eight first-class seats in a 2-2 configuration pitched at 55” with a width of 21”, 12 premium-economy seats in a 3-3 configuration with a pitch of 36” and width of 19.7”, and 129 coach seats identical to the premium economy ones but pitched at 32”

Virgin currently offers non-stop service to Las Vegas from San Francisco International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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