Virgin America launches its first international route to Toronto

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.

Virgin America (San Francisco) yesterday (June 29) marked the launch of its first international city by launching its new Toronto service with a celebrated flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson onboard the LAX to SFO leg, and via WiFi at 35,000 feet over the California coast, they announced the airline’s intention to serve a new destination: Mexico. The SFO to YYZ flight was hosted by Drake, the Toronto native and Grammy nominated recording artist, hosting a mile high party en route.

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Copyright Photos: Mark Durbin. Airbus A320-214 N631VA (msn 3135), pictured at the SFO base, carried special “Air-Time with Drake” and “Thank Drake Me Later” stickers for the inaugural flight.