Virgin America launching first flight from RDU

RALEIGH DURHAM INTERNATIONAL (WTVD) -- Virgin America is launching its first flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to San Francisco Friday morning.

Virgin America, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, is becoming the 10th airline to operate at the airport, which has been growing tremendously.

The airport announced a record number of passengers last year, passing the 11-million mark.

New flights were announced to Austin and New Orleans recently, as well as upgraded service to London and Paris.

Virgin America prides itself on providing power outlets, Wi-fi and plenty of entertainment options.

ABC11 will get the opportunity to check out the inside of the plane Friday morning ahead of the 9 am flight.
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