Champagne send-off for inaugural Virgin American flight to Toronto 

San Francisco-based airline Virgin America, which took to the skies in 2007, is about to go international.

Tuesday marks the launch of Virgin America's first international destination with a celebrated flight from San Francisco International Airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, billionaire and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, and Virgin America CEO David Cush will welcome guests with a red carpet send-off and ribbon cutting on the airline's newest route.

Although the airline began servicing Toronto on June 23, the inaugural flight was delayed to due the G8 and G20 summits in that city.

Both SFO and Los Angeles International Airport will have twice daily flights to Toronto.

Media wishing to cover the event, which begins at 7:30 a.m., should RSVP with Patricia Condon at (650) 762-7187. Attendees are asked to arrive by 7 a.m.

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