Virgin America expands service to New York area


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Virgin America, the California-based airline reinventing flying, today announced an expansion of service at Newark International Airport (EWR) to a total of four daily nonstop flights to both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as of November 18, 2016. The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Virgin America’s request to operate two additional daily flights to Newark.

In conjunction with the new service, Virgin America will also offer even more conveniently scheduled flight times for travelers heading between New York City and the West Coast.

“Since our launch, we have been committed to increasing competition in the New York metropolitan area for travelers, with lower fares and service that allows them to stay connected, comfortable and productive coast-to-coast,” said Virgin America’s Director of Network Planning, Adam Green.

“We thank the Federal Aviation Administration for opening up this access, which will allow us to offer our guests even more choice when traveling from the East Coast with up to 25 flights departing the New York metropolitan area each day. Our transcontinental schedule is also focused on convenience – we have timed the flights so that guests don’t have to travel too early in the morning or too late in the evening.”

Virgin America has built a loyal following of bi-coastal flyers with its nonstop flights from the West Coast to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Virgin America’s new EWR flights have been timed to complement the airline’s transcontinental flight schedule to create as many convenient options as possible for New York travelers. The new schedule will see Virgin America operate ten flights per day from Los Angeles to the New York City area and nine flights per day from San Francisco to the New York City area.

Beginning November 18, 2016, Virgin America’s flight schedule at EWR is as follows:

EWR LAX 800 1115 LAX EWR 700 1510
EWR LAX 1230 1540 LAX EWR 845 1655
EWR LAX 1605 1920 LAX EWR 1240 2100
EWR LAX 1759 2115 LAX EWR 2220 0630+1

EWR SFO 730 1040 SFO EWR 805 1630
EWR SFO 1100 1425 SFO EWR 940 1800
EWR SFO 1725 2050 SFO EWR 1430 2245
EWR SFO 1900 2225 SFO EWR 2150 0600+1