Virgin America announced Tuesday that it's adding daily flights from San Francisco International Airport to Texas' high-tech capital, Austin, and seasonal service to Anchorage, Alaska.

Daily nonstops to Austin-Bergstrom International will start May 21. The outbound flight will leave SFO at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in Austin at 3:35 p.m. On the return, travelers will leave "Silicon Hills" at 5 p.m. and land in the Bay Area at 7 p.m., the Burlingame-based carrier said.

Seasonal flights to Alaska will operate six days a week from June 6 through Sept. 9, with an 8 p.m. departure (every day except Tuesdays) and an 11:55 p.m. arrival at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The return flight will leave Anchorage at 12:50 a.m. (except Wednesdays) and arrive at SFO at 6:25 a.m.

 Virgin America Airlines will soon be flying from San Francisco to Austin, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska. (Handout Photo)
Virgin America Airlines will soon be flying from San Francisco to Austin, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska. (Handout Photo)

Introductory fares for Virgin's newest destinations start at $178 roundtrip for the Austin flights and $398 roundtrip for the Anchorage ones. Sale seats are limited, and tickets must be purchased before 10 p.m. Wednesday Pacific Standard Time. Details: www.virginamerica.com.

Contact Linda Zavoral at travel@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/buh_byeTravel.



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