Virgin America has an all-Airbus fleet. Alaska Airlines has an all-Boeing fleet. It would seem that in a merger – Alaska’s $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America was announced Monday– the combined company would become a mixed fleet. For a time, that will be true. But most of Virgin America’s fleet is leased Airbus A320s, […]
Alaska Air Group has agreed to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion, the airlines said. Alaska Air said it will pay $57 per share, sending Virgin America. Including debt and aircraft leases, the transaction is worth about $4 billion. The combined airline will have 1,200 daily departures, 280 aircraft, and hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los […]
Virgin America made its public trading debut last Friday. Its first few days as a public company have been incredibly successful — at least from the perspective of early investors. Here’s how Virgin America plans to take the U.S. airline industry by storm. High unit revenue and low costs To hear Cush talk about it, […]
Virgin America’s last flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was its first to Dallas Love Field Monday morning as the airline permanently moved its base of operations after the Wright Amendment expired. The flight, normally about five minutes in the air, lasted about an hour as a ceremonial moving of operations. The airline also had […]
Twitter and Facebook have become a favorite repository for complaints against the travel industry. It’s a medium that fits the feedback well: travelers get to vent about their negative experience, perhaps believing that their “influence” will be revered by the airline or hotel, and in some cases the travel provider is able to troubleshoot an […]
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On Monday, the City of Dallas awarded the two disputed gates at Love Field to Virgin America Airlines.
Virgin America today announces it is launching sales on its new business-friendly flights from Dallas’ Love Field (DAL) to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The new flights take off in October 2014, with tickets on sale as of […]
Virgin America today marks its sixth anniversary with festivities that celebrate the airline’s continued job growth, network expansion and consistent award-winning service. In honor of the young carrier’s milestone, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee proclaims today (August 8, 2013), “Virgin America Day” in the City of San Francisco. As a thank you to its […]
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