Virgin America has launched its first commercial service to Mexico, the flight linking San Francisco International Airport with San Jose del Cabo International Airport,...

Virgin America has launched its first commercial service to Mexico, the flight linking San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD), which serves the resort area of Los Cabos at the southern tip of the 775-mile-long Baja California peninsula.

Los Cabos is the second international destination for Virgin America after it launched flights to Toronto from San Francisco and Los Angeles in June, and the 13th destination in the new airline’s growing network.


Virgin America’s Red touch-screen entertainment system offers 30 films, live TV, Google maps, videogames, seat-to-seat chat, music videos, a catalog of 3,000 MP3 files (and the ability to build a custom play-list in-flight), a first-of-its-kind digital Shop section and an on-demand menu so that guests can order a cocktail or meal from their seats at any time during a flight. Virgin America’s live satellite-television and Wi-Fi services are not available on the aircraft over Mexico.

Virgin America operates an all-Airbus fleet of A319s and A320s and by the middle of the decade could have 76 or more aircraft in service, given the size of its current fleet and existing orders

The airline’s five-flights-weekly schedule on the San Francisco-Los Cabos route sees its flight VX706 depart SFO at 12:10 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and arrive at SJD at 4:20 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight VX709 is timed to leave SJD at 5:20pm and to reach SFO at 7:35pm local time.

In addition to flights to Los Cabos, Virgin America is also adding flights from Los Angeles International (LAX) to Cancun in Mexico starting January 19 and from SFO to Cancun beginning January 20.

Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos and, from January 19, Cancun.

Tickets for Virgin America’s San Francisco-Los Cabos service can be purchased at www.virginamerica.com or by calling 1.877.359.8474.

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