Virgin America celebrates 5th birthday
- By Hannah Mahony -
- Aug 09, 2012
The airline that has been reinventing flying since its August 2007 launch yesterday celebrating its fifth birthday. The day was celebrated all over America with festivities including San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin M. Lee marking the day “Virgin America Day”!
Birthday well wishes have been flooding in via all social streams, and of course from the boss himself, Richard Branson, who last night tweeted: “Happy 5th birthday @VirginAmerica! Proud of our brilliant team.”
Virgin America President and CEO David Cush commented on the success and praised the teammates who helped the company reach their fifth birthday: “Virgin America launched five years ago with a lofty mission – to make flying good again.”
“Since that time, our teammates have worked tirelessly to build an airline that people love... Our successes in just five short years are a credit to the work of all 2,600 members of our growing team, to our loyal guests who have embraced a better way of flying and to the support we’ve received from the San Francisco Bay Area community.”
And the celebrations don’t stop just yet, as this weekend the airline hosts “Virgin America Day at AT&T Park” where the San Francisco Giants will play the Colorado Rockies, the game opening with the first ceremonial pitch live broadcast from a flight at 35,000 feet won by a lucky fan.