Virgin America

Company Facts

Updated March 2018


About Virgin America:

Launched in 2007, Virgin America was a California-based airline on a mission to make flying fun again with new planes, attractive fares, top-notch service, and innovative amenities. The airline’s base is San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) sleek and sustainable new Terminal 2. 

In December 2016, Virgin America was acquired by Alaska Airlines to create the West Coast’s premier airline. The two airlines were granted a single operating certificate by the FAA in January 2018.

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The Airbus A320-family fleet features mood lighting  and 110v power outlets and USB jacks near every seat.



Alaska was the first airline to offer Free Chat – a free texting service that allows guests to stay connected to their friends and family as they fly using Facebook Messenger, iMessage and WhatsApp.

Beginning in August 2017, Alaska rolled out Free Chat and provides guests with access to over 200 free movies and TV shows across all Airbus planes in the fleet (aircraft must have WiFi). 

Announced in August 2017,  the new Gogo 2Ku satellite wi-fi service will be installed on Alaska’s Boeing 737 aircraft beginning in the first half of 2018, with 40 to 50 planes expected to be completed by the end of the year. The remainder of Boeing and Airbus mainline fleet will be fully satellite Wi-Fi equipped by early 2020. 

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