Posted Mar. 10, 2017 at 6:32 a.m.

Virgin America joins RDU International lineup

Published: 2017-03-10 06:32:29
Updated: 2017-03-10 06:32:29

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The Raleigh-Durham International Airport announced Thursday that it will add a daily nonstop flight to San Francisco, Calif, on Virgin America.

The daily flight will depart RDU on an Airbus A320 jet at 9:15 a.m. starting Oct. 19. A redeye flight will leave San Francisco at 11:30 p.m. and arrive back in Raleigh at 7:30 a.m. the following day.

Virgin America, owned by Alaska Airlines, will be the 10th airline serving RDU. New nonstop flights to New Orleans and Austin, Texas, were announced earlier this year.

More customers than ever chose RDU to start their vacation or business trip in 2016. A little more than 11 million people traveled through RDU, an all-time record.

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