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Alaska Airlines

Investigation Continues Following Seattle Incident

Authorities in the United States are continuing their investigation after a Horizon Air aircraft crashed after being flown without authorisation from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport late last week. Richard Russell, a ground service agent from the airline gained access to Bombardier

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Alaska Gets Single Operating Certificate

Alaska Airlines has been awarded a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following its merger with Virgin America.  The Seattle-based airline completed its purchase of Virgin America in December 2016 and has spent the time since aligning

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Maiden A321neo Delivered

Virgin America has taken delivery of the first ever Airbus A321neo, N921VA (c/n 7589). The aircraft was handed over to the US carrier on April 20 at the manufacturer’s Hamburg/Finkenwerder facility and is the largest addition to its fleet, configured with

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Virgin America Brand Axed

Alaska Airlines says it will “retire” the Virgin America brand in 2019 after the two carriers merge – but will retain many of the brand elements popular among Virgin America passengers, including enhanced in-flight entertainment, mood lighting and music. Brad

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Alaska/Virgin America Merger Completed

Alaska Air Group has closed its acquisition of Virgin America, just days after the deal was cleared by the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The definitive merger agreement was signed in April and approved by Virgin

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Alaska/Virgin America Merger Approved

Alaska Air Group’s merger with Virgin America has been cleared by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Approval was given on condition that Alaska implements “limited” changes to its codeshare agreement with American Airlines, though it

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Alaska Launches Space Bin Retrofit Programme

Alaska Airlines will be the launch customer for Boeing’s Space Bin retrofit programme, modifying 34 of its 737-900ER fleet with more spacious overhead bins. Boeing says the upgrade increases the room for carry-on baggage by up to 50% “depending on

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Transpacific Tie-Up

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have confirmed plans to launch a new codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership.  The deal, due to take effect from June 29, is subject to government approval but will enable passengers flying with JAL

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Alaska Air Group Acquires Virgin America

Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America are to merge and create a major presence on the US West Coast.  The $4 billion deal was unanimously approved by both company’s boards of directors.  Although described as a

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