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Reminiscing on Virgin America: goodbye to a truly fun airline

Overnight, the Virgin America brand flew away for good. Since its acquisition by Alaska Airlines two years ago as part of a $2.6 billion deal, Virgin America was slowly disappearing. To the dismay of many travelers, the carrier took its final flight on the evening of April 24, 2018, marking the last time a “VX” flight made its way across the skies. And now, nothing remains of Virgin America’s branding in the 29 airports it was s...


Clement Charpentreau
Virgin America disappears

Sixteen months after its fusion with Alaska Airlines, Virgin America vanished during the night between April 24 and 25, 2018. Boarding desks, gates… nothing remains of the brand in the 29 airports it was serving....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Alaska Airlines &Virgin America gain single operating certificate

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a single operating certificate for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. A year after Alaska acquired Virgin America, the certification now allows the two airlines to operate as a single carrier, thus putting the latter carrier a step closer to cease existing....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Alaska Group, pax up by 5.4% in October 2017

Alaska Air Group reported October and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries as well as third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines....


Yulius Yoma
Virgin America, pax up by 16.4% in November 2016

Virgin America reported its preliminary operational results for November 2016. The airline’s traffic measured in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased 16.4% on capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), that was 13.7% higher year over year....


Yulius Yoma
Virgin America flies dozens of Chihuahuas

Virgin America unleashed one of its biggest deals of the year with a #TinyDogsTinyFares Cyber Monday offer of up to 30 percent off flights nationwide – with the airline donating $10 from every booking made on Virgin America's website to its animal shelter partners. The promotion last for 24 hours, 28th – 29th of November 2016....


AeroTime Team
Alaska Air names senior leaders for Virgin America subsidiary

Peter Hunt and Ben Minicucci will be responsible for guiding the planned Virgin America subsidiary upon transaction close....


AeroTime Team
Approval process continues for Alaska and Virgin America

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have received request for additional information from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice....


AeroTime Team
Richard Branson considers selling Virgin America

Richard Branson, who owns 22% of Virgin America,  is considering the possibility of selling his share....


AeroTime Team
Virgin America, $340.5 million net profit in 2015

Virgin America reported, that during  2015 carrier's revenue increased 2.7% year-over-year to $1.53 billion, the company earned net profit $340.5 million or $7.66 per share....