Mexican musicians performing on the inaugural nonstop flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta // © 2011 Virgin America
Virgin America has launched five nonstop flights a week from the airline’s home base of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). The region will be the 15th market in the airline’s expanding network. Puerto Vallarta was recently voted best Mexican vacation destination by U.S. News & World, and its northern neighbor Riviera Nayarit was named the newest global celebrity “hot spot” by Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
“We continue to see strong demand for Mexico travel and we’re pleased to launch new service to these historic and world-class destinations,” said David Cush, president and chief executive officer for Virgin America. “With unrivalled service and amenities, we hope that Virgin America’s new flights will allow travelers to kick off their Mexican vacations in style from the minute they step onboard one of our aircraft.”
SFO-PVR fares start from $49 (restrictions, taxes and fees apply). The carrier’s new PVR schedule will operate daily except for Mondays and Thursdays.