8/08/2007: Virgin America Operates Maiden Flight

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Virgin America (VX) operated its inaugural flight from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) in 2007.

After successes with Virgin Atlantic (VS) and Virgin Blue (VA) – now Virgin Australia, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson planned to emulate this in the United States. “Virgin USA” was announced in 2004, a new low-fare airline based out of SFO.

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson announced his preliminary plans for Virgin America in 2004. Photo: Virgin Group

Initial Struggles

Plans, submitted to the US Department of Transportation on December 9, 2005, read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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