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Virgin America
Virgin America
is an American airline brand operated by Alaska Airlines. It was founded in 2004 and began operations in 2007 as an independent airline using branding licensed from the United Kingdom Virgin Group, which also controls the brand of the Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic
and Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
airlines. It was headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Burlingame, and operated domestic flights to major U.S. cities, primarily from hubs at San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as a smaller focus city operation at Love Field in Dallas. The Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
acquired Virgin America
Virgin America
in 2016, at a cost of approximately $4 billion. Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
plans to discontinue the Virgin America
Virgin America
brand by April 25, 2018.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Founding (2004–2007) 1.2 Virgin Group
Virgin Group
operations (2007–2016) 1.3 Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
merger (2016–present)

2 Corporate affairs

2.1 Business trends 2.2 Offices

3 Destinations

3.1 Codeshare agreements

4 Fleet 5 Cabin

5.1 Inflight entertainment 5.2 Seating

6 Frequent Flyer Program 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

History[edit] Founding (2004–2007)[edit] In early 2004, Virgin Group
Virgin Group
announced its intention to found a United States-based, low-fare airline called "Virgin USA". At the time, Virgin USA expected flights to begin by mid-2005. After considering several key areas, the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
was chosen as the location of its flight operations center and later as its corporate headquarters.[3] The airline changed its name from "Virgin USA" to "Virgin America" and due to the difficulty in finding U.S. investors willing to gamble on a new airline in an already congested industry, the launch date was pushed back from mid-2005 to early 2006.[4] Virgin America
Virgin America
secured U.S. investors Black Canyon Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners in late 2005.[5] Once the new owners were on board, Virgin’s General Counsel submitted the required U.S. Department of Transportation certificate application on December 9, 2005.[6] Unfortunately, despite significant public support for the new California-based airline, the approval process was mired in debate between the supportive city and state representatives from California and New York and the opposing national aviation labor union, Air Line Pilots Association, as well as potential competitor Continental Airlines. The review of Virgin America's application was prolonged due to this opposition, which claimed Virgin America, being a subsidiary of the United Kingdom-based Virgin Group, would not be under U.S. ownership or control. The application was initially denied by the Department of Transportation on December 27, 2006.[7] In order to achieve the necessary approval, Virgin America's General Counsel David Pflieger and CEO Fred Reid filed a revised application that proposed a restructuring of the airline in January 2007; voting shares would be held by a Department of Transportation-approved trust and only two Virgin Group
Virgin Group
directors would be on the eight-person board. Additionally, Virgin America
Virgin America
was open to removing Richard Branson from the airline's board of directors and possibly removing the "Virgin" brand from the title altogether.[8] Virgin America
Virgin America
was tentatively cleared to fly by the U.S. Department of Transportation on March 20, 2007, on the condition that the airline would alter its business structure, including the limitation of foreign ownership shares to 25% and the replacement of Fred Reid (who had been hired by Virgin Group).[9] The airline protested the stipulation concerning Reid's removal to the federal regulators, arguing that the other stipulations ensured that the business would not be ruled by foreign interests.[10] The Department of Transportation's final agreement allowed Reid to remain involved with Virgin America
Virgin America
until February 2008, after which he was required to leave the company.[11] Virgin Group
Virgin Group
operations (2007–2016)[edit]

"Air Colbert", the aircraft used on Virgin America's inaugural flight, on the ground at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Virgin America
Virgin America
began selling tickets in July 2007. On August 8, 2007 the airline made its inaugural New York and Los Angeles to San Francisco flights — the aircraft was named "Air Colbert", after comedian Stephen Colbert.[12] In December 2007, C. David Cush replaced Reid as CEO of the airline.[13] From the beginning of operations, Virgin America
Virgin America
reported losses, beginning with $270 million in its first month, until the third quarter of 2010, when it achieved its first profit of $7.5 million.[14][11] On May 21, 2009, Virgin America
Virgin America
became the first U.S. airline to offer Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
access via Gogo Inflight Internet
Gogo Inflight Internet
on every flight.[15] Between November 10, 2009, and January 15, 2010, the airline offered free WiFi with a subsidy from Google.[16] On December 17, 2014, Virgin America announced that it would offer faster fleet-wide ATG-4 inflight WiFi service from Gogo, with speeds three times faster than the first generation system.[17]

Virgin America's check-in area at Chicago O'Hare.

In March 2010, Virgin America
Virgin America
announced its intention to start flying to Toronto
Toronto
from Los Angeles and San Francisco, making it the airline's first international destination.[18] Following the Department of Transportation's approval of Virgin America's proposal to fly to Canada, international service began on June 29, 2010.[19] However, due to high operating costs and higher demand for Dallas/Fort-Worth, Virgin America
Virgin America
terminated Toronto
Toronto
service on April 6, 2011.[20] Virgin America began its service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in December 2010, and continued until after the repeal of the Wright Amendment in October 2014, when the airline leased two gates and established a focus city at Dallas Love Field
Dallas Love Field
and enhanced the number of connecting destinations. As a result, Virgin America
Virgin America
transported almost 31,000 passengers through Dallas Love Field
Dallas Love Field
in the first month, achieving 3.58% market share at Dallas
Dallas
Love Field.[21] Virgin America
Virgin America
announced in January 2011 a firm order for sixty new Airbus A320 aircraft, including thirty new Airbus A320neos, that would be delivered starting in 2016, as a formal expansion of an initial commitment made by Richard Branson
Richard Branson
at the Farnborough Airshow
Farnborough Airshow
in July 2010.[22] In April 2011, Virgin America's hub at San Francisco International Airport relocated to the newly remodeled Terminal 2, sharing the gates with American Airlines.[23] In late October 2011, the airline migrated to Sabre's global distribution system (GDS) that handles reservations, frequent-flier accounts, flight operations data and crew scheduling. Difficulties with the changeover sparked widespread customer complaints, due to early technical malfunctions surrounding the program.[24] On December 12, 2012, Virgin America opened their first airport lounge, the Virgin America
Virgin America
Loft, at Los Angeles International Airport.[25] Virgin America
Virgin America
had its first public offering at the NASDAQ
NASDAQ
stock exchange on November 14, 2014, selling 13.3M shares to raise $307 million for the company.[26]

The Virgin America
Virgin America
exhibit at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
Frontiers of Flight Museum
at Dallas Love Field

Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
merger (2016–present)[edit] A number of airlines interested in a takeover of Virgin America approached the airline in late 2015, prompting Virgin America
Virgin America
to correspond with an undisclosed financial adviser about how and if to proceed with a sale.[27] Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
and JetBlue Airways
JetBlue Airways
were the two most interested companies to make offers to purchase the airline from Virgin Group.[28] In December 2015, Alaska was interested at $44.75 per share, before JetBlue
JetBlue
manifested its interest in February 2016. A bidding war ensued culminating on March 31 and April 1 at $57 per share, 47% higher than the day's closure at $38.9.[29] On April 4, 2016, Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
announced that it had agreed to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion. Including debt and aircraft leases, the transaction was worth approximately $4 billion.[30] Had the merger agreement been terminated by Virgin America, they would have been contractually obligated to pay Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
a termination fee equal to $78.5 million.[31] Virgin America's founder Richard Branson
Richard Branson
expressed disappointment with the merger between Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
and the airline he founded.[32] In July 2016, Virgin America's shareholders approved the merger, leaving the approval by the United States
United States
Department of Justice as the only foreseeable hurdle.[33] In September 2016, a lawsuit was filed against Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
by consumers to block the merger between the two carriers, which the Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
settled in court in December 2016.[34] Subsequently, the Department of Justice approved the merger, which was completed on December 14.[35] Following the acquisition, the former chief financial officer of Alaska Airlines, Peter Hunt, became the president of Virgin America, while the former chief operating officer and president of Alaska Airlines, Ben Minicucci, became the chief executive officer.[36] Virgin America
Virgin America
was scheduled to be and became the launch customer for the Airbus A321neo, with the airline placing a firm order for 10 aircraft through leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services. The first A321neo was delivered in Hamburg to Virgin America
Virgin America
and entered service on May 31, 2017; a total of five A321neos would be delivered to Virgin in 2017 and five in 2018 if Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
decided to maintain an Airbus fleet.[37] In early February 2017, Alaska Air Group said it was working with GE on an arrangement where it would not take delivery of all 10 ordered jets, in favor of keeping a predominantly Boeing fleet.[38] A presentation given by Alaska Airlines' chief financial officer in March 2017 indicated that Alaska would take delivery of all 10 leased A321neos, and would absorb and operate Virgin America's existing A319 and A320 fleet through at least 2024.[39] As part of the merger, some of Virgin's amenities will be integrated into Alaska's product.[40] As Alaska Group is licensing the Virgin brand from Virgin Group, Branson indicated a willingness to relaunch the airline after the Virgin America
Virgin America
brand is retired.[41] Virgin America
Virgin America
made its final flight under its callsign "Redwood" on January 10, 2018. The next day, on January 11, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a single operating certificate for a combined Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
and Virgin America.[42][43] Virgin America flights continue to operate using Virgin America
Virgin America
aircraft, crew, and brand name. That will change when the airlines merge into the same passenger service system, which is expected to happen by April 25, 2018.[44] A merged passenger service system means that most of the customer-facing portions of the company (including flight numbers, website, and airport check-in kiosks) will have a single brand, Alaska Airlines. Alaska expects to have the Virgin America
Virgin America
brand fully retired in 2019.[45] Corporate affairs[edit] Business trends[edit] The key trends for Virgin America
Virgin America
over recent years are shown below (as at year ending December 31):

2012 2013 2014 2015

Turnover (US$ m) 1,323 1,425 1,490 1,530

Net Profits (US$ m) −145.4 10.1 60.1 340.5

Number of employees (full & part-time, year end) 2,509 2,660 2,672 2,911

Number of passengers (m) 6.2 6.3 6.5 7.0

Passenger load factor (%) 79 80.2 82.3 82.2

Number of aircraft (at year end)

53 53 60

Notes/sources [46][47] [48] [47][48] [46][49] [47][50] [49][50] [47]

Offices[edit] Virgin America
Virgin America
leases 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2) of space at Bay Park Plaza II (formerly known as the Forbes Building), a building at 555 Airport Boulevard in Burlingame, California
Burlingame, California
in the San Francisco Bay Area, owned, leased, and managed by Equity Office.[51] Virgin America
Virgin America
occupies suite 500 in the building, which is located across a lagoon from U.S. Highway 101
U.S. Highway 101
(Bayshore Freeway).[51] Destinations[edit] Main article: Virgin America
Virgin America
destinations As of February 2018[update], Virgin America
Virgin America
flies to a total of twenty-four destinations, including twenty-one domestic destinations and three destinations in Mexico.[52] Its primary hub is located at the San Francisco International Airport, with its secondary hub at Los Angeles International Airport.[3] Virgin America
Virgin America
also operates a Las Vegas - New York (JFK) route as well as flights to and from Dallas Love Field. Codeshare agreements[edit] The airline has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[53][54]

Alaska Airlines China Airlines China Eastern Airlines China Southern Airlines Singapore Airlines Virgin Australia

Fleet[edit]

Virgin America
Virgin America
Airbus A320-200
Airbus A320-200
landing at Chicago O'Hare

As of January 10, 2018, the Virgin America
Virgin America
all Airbus fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[55]

Virgin America
Virgin America
Fleet

Aircraft Quantity Passengers Notes

F Y+ Y Total

Airbus A319-100 10 8 12 99 119 Transferred to Alaska Airlines.[56]

Airbus A320-200 53 8 12 129 149 Transferred to Alaska Airlines.[56]

8 12 126 146

Airbus A320neo — TBA Deliveries scheduled 2020–2022.[22] Order for 30 aircraft transferred to Alaska Airlines, but may be cancelled.[56]

Airbus A321neo 4 16 24 150 190 Transferred to Alaska Airlines.[56] 10 aircraft ordered, but only 4 were delivered to Virgin America.

Total 67

Cabin[edit]

Virgin America
Virgin America
economy class

Virgin America
Virgin America
First Class

Inflight entertainment[edit] Virgin America
Virgin America
offers dual-class service on all flights it operates. Both cabins feature mood lighting and all seats are equipped with either a Panasonic Avionics or an Android personal in-flight entertainment system running a customized touch-screen GUI
GUI
called Red. In July 2010, the Red software had been upgraded to version 2.0 across the entire fleet. This update included new features such as an updated position mapping system powered by Google
Google
Maps, in-flight shopping, and open tab capabilities.[57] The Red system was upgraded again in June 2015, introducing the new Android seatback touch screen service, and a new position mapping system by Flightpath 3D.[58][59] Seating[edit] First Class seats offer 55 inches (1,400 mm) of pitch and are 21 inches (530 mm) wide. The seats feature power-ports, adjustable headrests, a massage function, tablet friendly tray table (with two positions), and various recline controls. Passengers seated in first class receive complimentary meals, refreshments and alcoholic beverages, small amenity kit, long-haul guests receive a large duvet & pillow and receive dedicated airport check-in, security screening, and aircraft boarding. In first class, Red offers free live satellite television, free on-demand movies, free on-demand television programming and a selection of games. Guests can also utilize GoGo for limited, but free messaging on certain platforms. The front lavatory is for first class guests only.[60] Main Cabin Select is Virgin America's premium economy product.[61] It is not a distinct class; instead, on the A319-100 and A320-200, the service is located at Main Cabin seats in the exit row and behind the bulkheads. On their A321neo, the service is located in the first three rows of the Main Cabin. Passengers are offered more conveniences than in normal Main Cabin seats and have 38 inches (970 mm) of seat pitch, 17.7 inches (450 mm) of width and dedicated luggage bins. Like in first class, meals, refreshments and alcoholic beverages are free, as are the premium television channels and movies. Airport check-in, security screening, and aircraft boarding are prioritized over Main Cabin passengers. Guests can also utilize GoGo for limited, but free messaging on certain platforms. The lavatories in the back are for all passengers flying in economy, including Main Cabin Select.[61] Main Cabin seats offer 32 inches (810 mm) of pitch and are 17.7 inches (450 mm) wide with power-ports and adjustable headrests. Following the merger with Alaska Airlines, Red mirrors Alaska's inflight service by offering live satellite television, on-demand movies, on-demand television shows, and a selection of games for free.[61] In aligning further with Alaska Airlines, all movies and content are now free for all guests, regardless of cabin. Furthermore, in addition to the free beverage service, passengers can order more complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, or purchase snacks, meals, special-branded amenity kit, pillow/blanket, and alcoholic beverages from their seats via Red. Guests can also utilize GoGo for limited, but free messaging on certain platforms.[61]

Alaska Air Group
Alaska Air Group
has stated that as part of the reconfiguration, the current Virgin America
Virgin America
First Class seats will be removed and replaced with a different model to streamline the product with the Alaska Airlines product. The seats, while considered a downgrade from the current seats, will have only 41" of seat pitch, slightly more recline than the current Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
737 First Class product, will retain the Virgin America
Virgin America
foot rests, and different placement of the powerports. The number of First Class seats will increase from 8 to 16 seats on the A321neo, and from 8 to 12 seats on both the A319 and A320. Alaska will also reconfigure the Virgin America
Virgin America
Airbus fleet to include at least 3 rows of Main Cabin Select, which is a significant change as the current configuration includes the emergency exit row (or 2nd row in Airbus A320 fleet) as part of Main Cabin Select; these seats will now just be considered preferred seats/extra legroom after integration.[62][63] Frequent Flyer Program[edit] Virgin America's frequent flyer program was Elevate, which was discontinued on January 1, 2018. Elevate members were given the option to manually convert Elevate points into Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan miles until January 31, 2018, with any remaining Elevate points automatically converted on February 8, 2018.[64] Following the discontinuation of Elevate in January 2018, flights operated by Virgin America
Virgin America
could earn credit on Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan, Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Miles[65], Emirates Airlines Skywards[66], Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines
KrisFlyer[67], and Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer[68]. References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Tuttle, Brad. "Why an Airline That Travelers Love Is Failing." TIME. October 25, 2012.

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Kalitta Charters
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Charter

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Air ambulance

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Government

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