Virgin America files for San Francisco-Washington Reagan National rights

Virgin America (San Francisco) yesterday (March 12) filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the right to link San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with two nonstop daily flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).  The recently signed FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 includes a provision authorizing the DOT to award new flights between DCA and domestic airports located beyond that airport’s 1,250 mile “perimeter limit.”  Previous “beyond perimeter” awards have all been made to non-California airports – with the exception of a single daily flight at Los Angeles.

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