PHOTOS BY BILL WILSON
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel
Virgin Airlines offering passenger comfort with a smile and low fare
The inaugural flights Virgin America Airlines will land at San Francisco International Airport, its home base, this afternoon, an airport duty manager said this morning.
The planes, one arriving from Los Angeles and the other from New York, are scheduled to land on the tarmac at 1:10 p.m., duty manager Bob Rotiski said.
The kick-off celebration on the tarmac will include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Virgin America CEO Fred Reid, as well as the celebrities and VIP guests that flew from Los Angeles and New York, according to the airline.
“San Francisco is proud to have Virgin America as its home-town airline,” said Newsom in a statement. “This new airline means new jobs, new business revenues and new choices for passengers. Everybody wins, and we salute Virgin America.”
Starting today Virgin America will have two daily flights between San Francisco and New York and five daily flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles. According to the airline, Virgin plans to serve as many as 10 cities within its first year and up to 30 cities within five years of
The Airbus 320 flying from New York will be christened “Air Colbert” by comedian Steve Colbert, while the Airbus 320 arriving from Los Angeles will be dubbed “California Dreaming.”
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Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and East Bay media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past three years.