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Alaska Air buys Virgin America
Tuesday, 05 April 2016
In a deal reportedly worth US$2.6 billion, Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America. The purchase will make Alaska the biggest carrier on the West Coast. The Seattle-based airline will gain key airports in Washington D.C. and New York, which will offer more appeal to people who travel for business. CEO Brad Tilden said on Tuesday that “Our goal is to be the premier airline for people along the West Coast.”

The merger will put Alaska ahead of JetBlue Airways to be the fifth largest carrier in the United States based on passengers. Alaska Airlines will add Virgin's 200 daily departures to its already existing 1,000 daily flights. Right now, the airline serves 112 destinations in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 June 2016 )
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