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.