Virgin America announces new routes to Orlando, Toronto

The wait is finally over (and we know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats).

Early this morning, Virgin America announced plans to serve Orlando International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport with daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Orlando flights will launch Aug. 19, 2010 and, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Virgin plans to start flying to Toronto as early as June 2010.

Amid all the excitement, however, is a bit of bad news. The airline has also announced that it will end service to John Wayne Airport (SNA) effective May 26, 2010. Silver lining: Virgin has promised all its John Wayne employees equivalent positions at LAX or in another area of the airline’s business.

But what good is a new route announcement without a new fare sale?

Never fear, flyers: Virgin America’s Los Angeles – Orlando fares start at $149 and San Francisco – Orlando fares start at $199 one way. Tickets are on sale today on Virgin America’s Web site.

It’s been a busy week for the Virgin team – on Tuesday, Virgin announced a partnership with Morgans Group Hotels, and rumor from the Virgin camp is the airline will announce at least three more new destinations to service in 2010 (our bets are still on Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas).