Starting June 23, 2010, Virgin America will start service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This will be the first international destination for the airline.
Virgin America will offer one nonstop and one direct flight from San Francisco to Toronto. Virgin America will also start service to Toronto from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
In a press release yesterday, Virgin America President and CEO David Cush said the following, “Toronto is one of the largest cities in North America and a world-class travel destination — with strong ties to California — most notably in the entertainment and high-tech sectors. Our unique in-flight experience will be a perfect match for the diverse, tech-savvy flyers along the routes and we can’t wait to start welcoming them.”
Virgin America was launched in 2007. From its base at the San Francisco Airport, the airline currently flies to nine cities in the United States. The nine cities are Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington D.C.. However, one change is upcoming. The airline announced last month that it will end service to Orange County on May 26, 2010 and will begin service to Orlando on August 19, 2010.
For more information on Virgin America, please visit their website at www.virginamerica.com.