Fourth New Airline to Announce Service in 2007

(Seattle — December 12, 2007) — The Port of Seattle is pleased to announce that Virgin America will begin serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with seven new daily non-stop flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles starting in March of 2008.

Virgin America’s new routes will begin on March 18, 2008 with three daily non-stop flights between Seattle and San Francisco International Airport. On April 8, 2008, three daily non-stop flights will begin between Seattle and Los Angeles International Airport. A fourth daily flight between Seattle and L.A. is scheduled to begin on May 11, 2008.

“We are pleased to welcome Virgin America to Seattle,” said Port of Seattle Commission President John Creighton. “Virgin America will offer Puget Sound travelers an additional airline choice with some unique, tech-driven features and flight amenities.”

Virgin America’s new planes feature mood lighting, custom-designed leather seats, and an advanced in-flight entertainment system which allows passengers to order food, watch one of 25 movies or satellite TV, play videogames, create an MP3 playlist, and access air-to-ground broadband internet service.

“The addition of Virgin America to Sea-Tac Airport will help further economic development and tourism for the Seattle region and the state,” said Creighton.

This is the fourth new airline to announce service to Sea-Tac in 2007; earlier this year, Air France started non-stop service to Paris, AeroMexico started non-stop service to Mexico City, and Lufthansa announced non-stop service to Frankfurt. And, earlier this week, Northwest Airlines announced new non-stop service to London.

–Source: The Port of Seattle