Virgin America is launching service to Florida sunspot Fort Lauderdale on November 18 from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Virgin America is launching service to Florida sunspot Fort Lauderdale on November 18 from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

San Francisco-based Virgin America will serve Fort Lauderdale from each of the two California cities twice daily. The flights will operate to FLL from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Virgin America says its new SFO-FLL service will be the first and only non-stop service between the two airports.


The South Florida region will be the tenth destination in the airline’s growing network. Virgin America says it will also offer convenient connecting flights from Seattle, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas to its Fort Lauderdale services from SFO and LAX.

Virgin America's cabin features amenities such as WiFi, power outlets, mood-lighting and Red, which the airline says is the most advanced in-flight entertainment system of any U.S. airline

Virgin America's cabin features amenities such as WiFi, power outlets, mood-lighting and Red, which the airline says is the most advanced in-flight entertainment system of any U.S. airline

“The South Florida market has always been at the top of our list. It is a world-class destination and an important tourism and business travel market that, until today, was served by little or no non-stop competition from the West Coast,” says David Cush, Virgin America’s president and CEO . “Our business model is focused on population centers where our unique service and amenities resonate with travelers – and we think the South Florida region is a perfect match. With its central, convenient location and modern facilities, we’re pleased to partner with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to bring our low-fare, upscale service to this growing market.”

Tickets are on sale for the new service at www.virginamerica.com and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474). FLL-SFO and FLL-LAX fares start at $99 one way (not including taxews and fees) in the airline’s Main Cabin class, $499 one way in the carrier’s Main Cabin Select premium service, and from $849 in its international-grade First Class cabin.