Virgin America Flies To Philadelphia

The new services will create jobs in the Philadelphia area. (Virgin America)

The new services will create jobs in the Philadelphia area. (Virgin America)

Virgin America has added Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to its network, with three non-stop daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport and two non-stop daily flights from San Francisco International Airport.  It is the first airline to launch new service at PHL in eight years.
Virgin America’s President and CEO David Cush commented:  “Philadelphia is a vibrant, world-class city that deserves more airline competition.  In addition to bringing low-fare competition to routes previously only served non-stop by legacy carriers, we believe our unique service will be a welcome change for Philadelphians tired of the typical domestic airline cattle car.”
Since its launch in 2007, the airline has expanded to 17 destinations, a fleet of 50 new aircraft and over 2,500 employees.  Approximately 200 to 500 jobs are expected to be added annually over the next three to five years across its network.