Virgin America announced today it has secured two gates at Dallas Love Field airport. The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the gates as part of the American Airlines/US Airways merger settlement.
The deal still awaits approval from the City of Dallas. Delta and Southwest Airlines also submitted bids for the open gates.
The gate announcement coincides with Virgin's first day of ticket sales on new direct routes from Dallas to New York, LA and San Francisco. To show the Dallas community some love, Virgin will donate $20 of every ticket booked today to Dallas KIPP College Preparatory Public Schools.
“Dallas is a global center of industry, and it deserves more business-friendly flight options from the airport most convenient to downtown,” Virgin America president and CEO David Cush said. “The opportunity to expand our service at Love allows us to not only spur more fare competition, but also provide travelers with a different kind of flight option.”
Virgin offers three ticket classes: first class, main cabin select and economy. All passengers have access to Wi-Fi, power outlets and touch-screen seatback entertainment.