Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, is celebrating its seventh anniversary and seventh straight year as the Top Domestic Airline in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards with help from the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee who named August 8, 2014 Virgin America Day.
As a thank you to its loyal flyers, Virgin America launched a network-wide fare sale with Main Cabin fares as low as $47 via their website. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM Central Time on August 7, 2014.
“Over the past seven years, our Virgin America teammates have remained focused on a single goal: to make the flying experience good again for travelers,” said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush “We want to thank all our loyal guests who have embraced a better way of flying and helped us earn an impressive array of some of the travel industry’s most coveted awards. Of course, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the hard work of our dedicated teammates.”
“Since its launch in 2007, Virgin America has built a large presence at SFO and created more than 2,800 jobs while continuing to grow roots in the Bay Area through charitable partnerships,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “Our City is proud that Virgin America calls San Francisco its home, and it’s with great pleasure that we once again celebrate ‘Virgin America Day’ in San Francisco.”
On August 16, the Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants extends the birthday celebration with “Virgin America Day” at the ballpark as the hometown team takes on the Philadelphia Phillies. Earlier this month, the airline launched a contest for Giants fans and Virgin America plane spotters alike to upload an original photo of our #FlyTogether San Francisco Giants plane, “Fly Bye Baby” for a chance to win two round trip tickets to any Virgin America destination, two tickets to the “Virgin America Day” game and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch that day. And as a special thank you to its supporters and hometown fans, Virgin America is offering the first 40,000 attendees at the game a two-for-one flight voucher.
“We’re proud to have San Francisco’s hometown airline, Virgin America, as the Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants,” said Giants President and CEO, Larry Baer. “Since 2008, our partnership with the award winning airline has been a huge success — we’ve won two World Series Championships, launched three unique areas in our ballpark (the Virgin America Club Level, the Virgin America Loft, and the Flight Deck) and made sure that even from 35,000 feet, Giants fans never miss a game thanks to live broadcasts and a custom Giants channel fleetwide on Virgin America’s Red® In-Flight Entertainment System.”