Virgin America starts Flights from Dallas Love
FEB 19, 2015: Virgin America announced that it will launch sales on flights from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The new flights take off on April 28, 2015, and flyers can select one of five daily nonstop flights from DAL to AUS, with convenient connecting service also available via DAL to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Virgin America is kicking off its latest Love Field expansion, with a “Texas Just Got Smaller” fare sale on all of its DAL routes, with introductory fares from DAL-AUS from $39 (taxes & fees included, restrictions applying). Tickets are on sale now through 11:59pm CT on February 19, 2015, and can be purchased at virginamerica.com and 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN. Travel agents can search for the lowest Dallas fares by using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) city code of DFW (which applies to DAL and DFW), however travel agents using the SABRE GDS must use the city code “QDF” to search for both DFW and DAL flights. “As we saw when we first launched service from Love Field, more competition lowers fares and offers travelers more product choice – so we’re pleased to have the opportunity to expand again from the airport most convenient to downtown Dallas. In addition to bringing fare and service competition to more new markets from Dallas, the move allows us to leverage connecting traffic over Dallas from New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles,” said David Cush, President and CEO of Virgin America. “We’re especially pleased to expand our service to Austin, a city that was previously only served by a single carrier on the DAL-AUS route. Austin is historically a strong market for us and a city where our tech-forward product resonates with local travelers.” Even though Virgin America offers an upscale product – as a low fare carrier, the airline is also committed to competitive fares. In January 2015, the airline launched a “Love Match” fare guarantee on Main Cabin longer-haul flights from DAL for travel through March 31, 2015. If travelers find a comparable, lower nonstop Main Cabin fare for travel from DAL to DCA, LGA, SFO or LAX, the airline will match it. The airline is also currently offering a nationwide double Elevate Points promotion for travelers that book and fly before March 31, 2015 across all cabins as well as a Status Match programme to convert a traveler’s current frequent flyer status to Elevate Gold or Silver status.