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Virgin America and Match.Com Bring SuperFly Singles to The Venetian Las Vegas

June 18, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin America, the California-based airline that is bringing fun and style back to flying, today partnered with Match.com to bring singles aboard the airline’s “SuperFly” Wednesday night series for an evening of social networking and fun. Bob Guiney formerly of “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” will be on the flight to encourage guests to meet their match and stir things up en route from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Upon landing, the fun continues at Tao Lounge at The Venetian Las Vegas with a complimentary sponsored bar from 9:30 pm until 11:00 pm.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response from guests since we started the SuperFly Wednesday flight series,” said Dimitrios Papadogonas, Virgin America’s Director of Marketing. “With swanky, mood lit cabins and a seat-to-seat chat feature, we’ve noticed that our planes have become a new place for social networking and for singles to meet. Match.com is the perfect partner to encourage guests to mix and mingle at 38,000 feet on their way to a fabulous destination.”

What started as a five-week promotion will now continue as an ongoing program on select Virgin America Wednesday night flights. Guests will enjoy a stylish ride aboard Virgin America’s brand new planes, which feature nightclub-like moodlighting, custom designed leather seats, and the most advanced in-flight entertainment system in the skies. As part of SuperFly Wednesdays, all guests will enjoy two complimentary cocktails* in flight and can meet new friends using the seat-to-seat chat feature. To keep the party going on the ground, SuperFly boarding passes will provide hotel discounts and other specials at designated hotel and bar partners. More details can be found on Virgin America’s website (http://www.virginamerica.com/va/search.do?method=promoLanding).

Virgin America currently flies to seven cities with daily flights from: SFO to LAX, SFO to JFK, SFO to SAN, SFO to IAD, SFO to LAS, LAX to JFK, LAX to IAD, SFO to SEA and LAX to SEA.

   * Two complimentary cocktails for guests 21 years of age and over.     Media Contacts:    Virgin America:    Abby Lunardini, (650) 533-7576 / abby.lunardini@virginamerica.com    Patricia Condon, (310) 433-4284 / patricia.condon@ogilvypr.com     Match.com:    Allison Clark, (214) 576-9321 / Allison.Clark@match.com   

About Match.com: Match.com pioneered online personals (http://www.match.com/) when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 13-year history, Match.com has redefined the way people meet and fall in love and is credited with more marriages than any other site. Today, more than 15 million people around the world participate in the Match.com relationship network, providing a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose. Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 37 countries, in 15 languages, spanning six continents. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL. Match.com is an operating business of IAC .

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino:

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, and a wide variety of entertainment such as Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Blue Man Group and Wayne Brady on its premises, as well as extensive convention and corporate services. For additional information, visit The Venetian website at http://www.venetian.com/.

About Virgin America:

Launched in August 2007, Virgin America is a California-based airline that offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. Virgin America’s base of operations is San Francisco International Airport’s ultra-modern and convenient International Terminal. The airline’s new Airbus A320-family aircraft offer guests interactive in- flight entertainment systems, power outlets for laptops and other electronic devices and a host of other innovative features aimed at making flying good again. In Zagat’s 2007 Global Airlines Survey of frequent fliers, the airline was ranked #1 among U.S. carriers for quality in First/Business Class and #2 for quality in Main Cabin. To learn more: http://www.virginamerica.com/

Virgin America

CONTACT: Abby Lunardini of Virgin America, +1-650-533-7576,abby.lunardini@virginamerica.com; or Patricia Condon, +1-310-433-4284,patricia.condon@ogilvypr.com, for Virgin America; or Allison Clark ofMatch.com, +1-214-576-9321, Allison.Clark@match.com

Web site: http://www.virginamerica.com/http://www.match.com/http://www.venetian.com/




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