SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
- Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic travel, announces it will bring its low-fare, upscale service to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) as of April 2, 2013, with tickets on sale today for three daily nonstop roundtrip flights from both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to EWR. Virgin America will bring some healthy competition to the market, with low fares and service that has taken top honors as "Best U.S. Airline" in both Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure's annual World's Best Awards every year since the airline's 2007 launch. With fleetwide WiFi, custom-designed leather seating, power outlets, personal touch-screen entertainment platforms and new aircraft with three classes of service, Virgin America's business-friendly flights will offer a fresh new option for travelers to the region.
"As a low-fare carrier with new planes that look like nothing else in the skies, we hope our flights can offer some healthy competition and a better choice for travelers," said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. "Just like in any industry, when more companies compete â consumers win. This is a hugely important market and one that deserves more flight options. We are thankful to the Port Authority and the local leaders who were instrumental in making this happen and who had the vision to increase air service options at Newark Liberty."
The addition of Newark to its network means Virgin America will now serve eight of the top ten business markets from both SFO and LAX.
"We couldn't be more pleased to welcome more new flight options to Newark Airport,'' said Susan Baer, the Port Authority's aviation director. "More air service is a strong driver of regional economic development and jobs."