Virgin America, the California-based airline, has just announced it will include non-stop flights to Cancun in their flight itinerary. This is the first flight to Cancun that the award-winning airline is doing. It flies directly to Cancun International Airport from LAX or San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This trip marks Virgin America’s third international flight and 14th all-around destination in North America.
As a way to celebrate it’s “virgin voyage,” Virgin America teamed up with VH1 to host a special episode of VH1’s “Top 20 Video Countdown” on board the flight. The show, which aired on Jan. 29 showcased Virgin America’s well-known reputation for setting an in-flight mood that is fun and dandy, invited guests aboard their first commercial flight to Cancun to party it up and enjoy amenities like comfortable leather seating, on-demand food and cocktails, and personal touch-screen entertainment platforms.
More excitingly, the Goo Goo Dolls were also on board, along with host Jim Shearer, and Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson also made a special appearance. Three lucky VIPs got to enjoy a roundtrip to be on board for the first flight, enjoy all the amenities, and relax at the beautiful Live Aqua in Cancun. The hotel features 335 rooms and 36 luxury sites and boasts with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, sensuous in-room aromatherapy menus, and delicious international cuisine.
Since Virgin America’s launch in August 2007, it has become an airline that offers keen competition. It now offers the largest in-flight entertainment library in the North American skies, staying true to the Virgin brand’s roots in music. The Red(tm) touch-screen entertainment systems offer every guest hundreds of options, including VH1’s music video library, a 3,000 MP3 music catalog (and the ability for guests to build a custom play list in-flight), 30 films, videogames, seat-to-seat chat and even an on-demand menu so guests can order a cocktail or meal right from their seatback touch-screen any time during a flight. What a way to party 35,000 feet in the air!