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Virgin America and GoGo To Announce New Hybrid WiFi System Today

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

While a recent survey showed that a majority of passengers would give up an amenity for better in-flight WiFi, actually getting that better signal to the passenger is not an easy task. Last year, GoGo announced ATG-4, a higher bandwidth, higher capacity version of their existing network. Virgin America was the first carrier to launch […]

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Virgin America To Become 2nd US Airline to Fly Sharklets; Needs Your Help Naming Aircraft

Posted March 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Virgin America becomes the second airline in the US to introduce fuel saving Sharklets. Want to name the plane?

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Virgin America jet sits on a rainy tarmac at SFO.
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DOT Fines Copa And Virgin America For Tarmac Delays

Posted January 3, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The US DOT starts the year with nearly an extra $100,000 in the bank thanks to fines issued against Copa and Virgin America.

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Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson celebrates at the launch of PSP service last winter. (Photo by Virgin America)
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Virgin America Announces New York to Palm Springs Nonstop

Posted September 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America is stepping up its efforts to deliver winter-weary New Yorkers to the desert.

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Virgin America Pops DCA’s Perimeter Rule, Launching Flights from San Francisco

Posted August 16, 2012 by Mark Lawrence

Call it “Redwood 1”, “VRD 1” or “VX 1”, the number 1 in a flight number signifies a flagship flight, and this certainly is one of those. NYCAviation was very privileged to be on the inaugural flagship Virgin America flight 1 from San Francisco to Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) on Tuesday. Click here to […]

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Portlandia plays on the RED entertainment system as we get airborne. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/NYCAviation)
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Flying Along With Virgin America’s First Flight to Portland

Posted June 6, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

On a plane named Mt. Hoodie, Virgin America on Tuesday launched service to Portlandia, err, Portland.

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Satellite view of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
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Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America Win Long Distance Routes Out of Washington National

Posted May 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of Transportation on Monday awarded slots for four airlines to operate routes to Portland, San Juan, Austin and San Francisco out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Virgin America President & CEO David Cush, center, is greeted by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, left, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez/NYCAviation)
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Virgin America CEO David Cush Chats Candidly About Airline’s Website Meltdown, Future of In-Flight WiFi

Posted April 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We sat down with Virgin America President and CEO David Cush to chat about the airline’s recent IT meltdown, their reputation for raucous route launches and how many people really use in-flight WiFi.

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Sir Richard Branson and Green Man poke their heads out of the cockpit window after Virgin America's first arrival in Philadelphia.
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Photos and Video: Onboard Virgin America’s Always Sunny First Flight to Philadelphia

Posted April 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America launched its first service to Philadelphia on Wednesday, delivering its flying party from Los Angeles with the over-the-top flair Virgin is so well-known for.

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