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  • Mar 24, 2017
    Associated Press

    Alaska Airlines said in a news release Wednesday that the combined company will retire the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019.

    Alaska Airlines Vice President of Marketing Sangita Woerner says "while the Virgin America name is beloved to many, we concluded that to be successful on the West Coast we had to do so under one name."

    The company also says it will make enhancements to flight service including redesigned cabins, new seats, mood lighting and high-speed satellite Wi-Fi.

  • Mar 23, 2017
    Runway Girl

    It seems that the only person surprised by the decision to retire the Virgin America brand is Richard Branson. Alaska Airlines made the news official on Wednesday evening, starting the clock on the eventual disappearance of Virgin America, currently slated for some time in 2019.

  • Mar 20, 2017
    Alaska Dispatch News

    The carrier flies to the transport hub of Frankfurt, Germany, from Anchorage, Fairbanks and several West Coast cities. Seasonal nonstop service between Anchorage and Frankfurt begins May 16, while nonstop flights out of Fairbanks resume on June 15. Condor also offers direct flights to Frankfurt year-round from Alaska Airlines' hub in Seattle. Condor is Germany's third-largest airline.

  • Mar 19, 2017
    CBS Bay Area (San Francisco)

    Oakland International got a whole lot cuter on Sunday when Guide Dogs for the Blind brought together more than 25 puppies-in-training to sniff around and get comfortable with the place. Alaska Airlines welcomed the young trainees to its ticket counter, boarding gates, baggage-claim area and even let them walk through one of its airplanes. Everything was a mystery to be explored. In such a noisy, active environment, dogs need to be calm if they’re going to help someone who cannot see.

  • Mar 15, 2017
    USA Today

    Alaska Airlines is pushing ahead with its aggressive expansion along the West Coast. The latest comes in San Diego, where the airline announced six new non-stop destinations on Thursday. The new routes – to Albuquerque; Austin; Kansas City, Mo.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Omaha; and St. Louis – will give Alaska Airlines 40 daily departures to 28 destinations from San Diego.