If you are going to be out at SFO’s Terminal 2 around noon on Tuesday, stop by for the festivities and a free cocktail as Virgin America launches its new nonstop service to Portland International Airport (PDX) with a red-carpet sendoff.
Virgin America CEO David Cush will cut the ribbon on the new route along with SFO leadership and first flight guests – including Portland Mayor Sam Adams and star of IFC’s hit show “Portlandia,” Kyle MacLachlan. Virgin teamed up with IFC around its hit show “Portlandia” to help launch the new service via a unique Facebook promotion. The quirky “Arts and Aircrafts” Facebook app invited Portlanders to help bring the style back to flying by allowing them to upload their favorite photos and “put a bird on it” – to score a 20% discount off Virgin America flights.
The top voted photo winners will join the inaugural flight and Portland hangar party – as well as score free PDX flights and a two-night hotel stay. Upon touchdown at PDX, the airline will host a Portland-themed Hangar celebration for its first guests, teammates and friends – just off the runway.
Current fares on Virgin, United or Alaska (the three carriers offering nonstops on the route) now run as low at $218 round trip.