Virgin America & Branson Celebrate LAX-LAS With Party At The Cosmopolitan

Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline known for its upscale service and hip, mood-lit new aircraft, celebrated the launch of its newest route from Los Angeles International Airport to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.

Virgin America’s Newest Route LAX-LAS First Flight

Richard Branson and Flight Attendants
Sir Richard Branson and Virgin America Flight Attendants

The red carpet bash at The Chandelier inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas guests included Virgin America President and CEO David Cush, Adrienne Maloof, singer Joe Jonas, and actresses Jaime Pressly and Krysten Ritter.

Richard Branson and Adrienne Maloof
Richard Branson and Adrienne Maloof
Joe Jonas and Virgin America
Joe Jonas
Krysten Ritter, Richard Branson and Jaime Pressly
Krysten Ritter, Richard Branson and Jaime Pressly

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson toasted Virgin America’s inaugural flight during a gate reception hosted by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at McCarran International Airport.

Richard Branson and Virign America Plane
Richard Branson On Inaugural LAX-LAS Flight

Sir Richard Branson then helped host a red carpet launch party at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to fete travelers who arrived on the airline’s star-studded inaugural flight from Los Angeles.

Richard Branson and Virgin America Attendants
Sir Richard Branson

The event featured small bites and signature cocktails in The Chandelier, a dramatic three-story architectural wonder created by 2 million crystals.

To mark the Vegas expansion, the airline also launched a new seat-to-seat delivery feature on flights nationwide, allowing travelers to send fellow guests onboard a drink, snack or meal using a digital seat map on the airline’s in-flight entertainment platform, Red. Known for its mood-lit cabins and high-tech features, Virgin America has swept the major awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.

The airline offers WiFi on every flight and a touch-screen entertainment platform to every guest (with 30 movies, live TV, Google maps, videogames, on-demand menus, seat-to-seat chat and more). Photo credit: Virgin America

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Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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