Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Come Wednesday morning, customers arriving at airports will find something missing: all counters, signs and gate areas branded as Virgin America. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
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Virgin America Inc. The airline primarily focused on operating low-fare service between cities on the West Coast and other major metropolitan areas, with higher quality service. The airline began operations in as an independent airline using branding licensed from the United Kingdom -based Virgin Groupwhich also controls the brand of the Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia airlines.
InVirgin Air group set out to create a low-cost airline in the States, and in Virgin America was born. This airline aims to service major metropolitan cities on the East and West Coasts of the United States. InVirgin airline opened their first airport lounge, Virgin America Loft, at Los Angeles International Airport, which can be accessed by gold and silver members of their frequent flyer club, or with the purchase of a day pass by non member passengers.
Sure enough, the parent company announced Wednesday that all Virgin America flights will fly under one brand with Alaska Airlines, likely sometime in But don't despair, Virgin America devotees: Alaska promised that it will keep much of the "flair" that accompanied Virgin flights, including all that free in-flight entertainment, mood lighting and boarding music. Seattle-based Alaska bought Virgin last year in an effort to bust into the California market in a major way and expand well beyond its roots in the Pacific Northwest.
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The airline was established in as British Atlantic Airwaysand was originally planned by its co-founders Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary to fly between London and the Falkland Islands. Soon after changing the name to Virgin Atlantic Airways, Fields sold his shares in the company after disagreements with Sir Richard Branson over the management of the company. It is administratively separate from other Virgin-branded airlines. Virgin Atlantic uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft and operates to destinations in North America, the CaribbeanAfrica, the Middle East and Asia from its main bases in London Heathrow and Gatwickand its secondary base at Manchester.