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January 25, 2011

Virgin America and VH1 Kick Off New Mexican Route With Celeb-Packed Inaugural Flight

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

San Francisco, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

California-based airline Virgin America has launched its newest Mexican routes with nonstop flights now traveling between Cancun International Airport and both Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

To celebrate the maiden voyage of the new nonstop Mexican flights, Virgin America paired with VH1 to host the first “mile-high” episode of the network’s “Top 20 Video Countdown.” Host Jim Shearer sat down with Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls during a special “Countdown to Cancun” episode, filmed at 35,000 feet while flying from LAX to CUN. Virgin America also announced plans to christen one of its new aircraft “Air VH1” later this year.

“As an airline known for bringing some fun back to flying, it is only fitting we’re teaming up with VH1 to kick off our Cancun route in high style,” said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. “We think flyers deserve to start their Mexican getaways as soon as they board their flight—and with the best in entertainment, beautiful cabins and outstanding service, we think travelers will agree that Virgin America is the perfect way to jump-start their Mexican vacation a few hours early.”

“We’re excited to welcome Virgin America to the hottest spot in the Mexican Caribbean. Virgin America is offering an exceptional new, low-fare airline option for travelers headed to Cancun’s world-class resorts, beaches and attractions. We welcome Virgin American travelers to come and experience all that Cancun and the treasures of the Caribbean have to offer,” added Jesus Almaguer, Director of the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau.

And to truly launch the new route with a bang, Virgin America and VH1 partnered with the luxurious Live Aqua resort to offer the ultimate Cancun getaway for three lucky VIPs: Prizewinners will receive roundtrip flights care of Virgin America and a spectacular three-day stay for two at Live Aqua. Enter online at www.countdowntocancun.com.

Visit www.virginamerica.com.

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