Airline Marks its 8th Birthday with a Fare Sale to Thank Loyal Flyers, a Special Proclamation by the Mayor of San Francisco and “Virgin America Night” with the San Francisco Giants
Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, is celebrating its eighth anniversary and eighth straight year as the Top Domestic Airline in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards in typical Virgin America style with some of its biggest Bay Area supporters.
To mark the high-flying occasion, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee is honouring the hometown airline by naming tomorrow, 8 August 2015, “Virgin America Day” in the City. In turn, today Virgin America will be honouring its loyal flyers with a “We’re Turning Eight. Let the Party Fly” network-wide fare sale.
“As we celebrate eight years of bringing the fun back to flying, I’d like to thank our loyal flyers as well as our nearly 3,000 Virgin America team-mates for their tireless commitment to creating the best possible experience for our guests,” said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. “We’ve continued to evolve our in-flight experience and have earned some of the travel industry’s most distinguished awards in the process. We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with our guests and many more opportunities to provide them with an unparalleled flying experience.”
Virgin America’s birthday week festivities will continue at AT&T Park on Saturday, when the Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants celebrates “Virgin America Night” as the team hosts the Washington Nationals. As part of this special night at the ballpark, Special Olympics athlete Jose Ayala, who just took home a silver medal in the Javelin at the Special Olympics World Games, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to commemorate the airline’s partnership with the organisation this summer. Virgin America donated $50,000 in flights to support travel needs of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, and hosted a “Fans in the Stands” day for Virgin America team-mates to cheer on the Special Olympics athletes in a soccer match during the World Games.
Virgin America has served as the “Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants” since 2008, and earlier this year, the airline announced a multi-year partnership extension with the team to maintain the title through 2019. The partnership includes unique stadium branding, such as the “Virgin America Loft”, in-stadium signage and LEDs and the mood-lit “Virgin America Club Level” that was launched last year as a nod to the airline’s signature cabin lighting. In March 2012, the airline named one of its aircraft “Fly Bye Baby” – in honour of the SF Giants.