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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2013
No.: 13-2506
Contact: Margaret Tyler, 907-266-2694,

Virgin America Announces New Nonstop Service to Anchorage
Award-winning Airline Announces New Summer Seasonal Service to Anchorage from San Francisco

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic travel, announces it will bring its low-fare, tech-forward flights with seasonal service from San Francisco (SFO) to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) with six nonstop roundtrip flights a week from June 6, 2013, through September 9, 2013. Connecting flights will be available from Anchorage to the carrier’s Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Chicago and Philadelphia locations.

“Anchorage presents unique opportunities for us to expand our network into an area that demands and deserves increased flight options,” said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. “Anchorage will allow us to offer seasonal service to one of the most popular outdoor destinations from our home in San Francisco.”

“We are delighted to welcome Virgin America to Anchorage,” said Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Manager John Parrott. “As Alaska’s largest city, it is essential to both our local and state economies that we have ample options when it comes to flying. This additional connectivity will undoubtedly bring economic growth by stimulating both tourism and business travel.”

“Not all airlines are built the same: with new mood-lit planes with three classes of service, WiFi and touch-screen entertainment at every seat – all for competitive fares, our service offers travelers an elevated experience that is very different from the stripped down, no frills service that is typical of many domestic airlines,” added Cush. The airline’s SFO-ANC seasonal schedule is as follows:

From To Dep Arr Frequency
SFO ANC 8:00pm 11:55pm Daily except Tuesday
ANC SFO 12:50am 6:25am Daily except Wednesday
Service: SFO-ANC service beginning June 6, 2013, ANC-SFO service beginning June 7, 2013

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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