Virgin America to launch flights between HNL, SFO with $199 introductory fare

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Virgin America will start flying from San Francisco to Honolulu from November 2, 2015, and to Kahului, Maui from December 3, 2015.

The airline, known for reinventing domestic travel has announced the company, will offer a fresh and upscale new travel option, with new aircraft that offer three custom-designed classes of service, touch-screen personal entertainment and an award-winning on-demand food and cocktail menu on every flight. The company says fares will be on sale as of today from $199 one way.

“On behalf of the state, I would like to welcome Virgin America to Hawai’i and congratulate the company on its new service to the Hawaiian Islands,” said Governor David Ige. “We are excited about the business and leisure travel opportunities the service will provide. We look forward to Virgin America’s success in serving both visitors to and residents of Hawai’i.”

Hawaii continues to be the number one tourism destination from the West Coast, with over 3.2 million visitors in 20141.

“As one of the most popular leisure destinations among Bay Area travelers, we are pleased to announce our new nonstop service to Hawai’i,” said Virgin America President and Chief Executive Officer, David Cush. “This marks the next phase of growth for our airline, as we take delivery of new Airbus aircraft and expand our Elevate program with more world-class rewards destinations.”

In honor of the new route, Virgin America is celebrating with a nationwide ‘Now Serving Paradise’ fare sale and a complimentary ‘mai tai’ toast for travelers at its home airport of SFO today.

The new Hawai’i flights are on sale now and can be purchased at virginamerica.com or 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN. As of tomorrow, Elevate members can redeem reward flights to Hawai’i – with no black-out dates, for as few as 8559 points. Members can earn more points by signing up for the Virgin America Visa Signature Credit Card.

Virgin America has been named the “Best Domestic Airline” in both Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the past seven consecutive years.

Beginning November 2, 2015, Virgin America’s Honolulu service is as follows (From/To Depart/Arrive  Frequency):

  • SFO to HNL: 7.45 a.m.-11.25 a.m.  Daily
  • HNL to SFO: 12.55 p.m.-8.15 p.m.  Daily
  • SFO to OGG: 7.55 a.m.  11.40 a.m.  Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • OGG to SFO: 1.10 p.m.  8.15 p.m.  Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • SFO to OGG: 6.05 p.m.  9.50 p.m.  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • OGG to SFO: 11.20 p.m.  6.25 a.m. (+1)  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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