The plane, painted in a dedicatory red, purple and blue attire with the motto “More to love,” is flying from Seattle to San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. Upon landing, Alaska Air pioneers will join more than 200 representatives from Virgin America, Alaska Airlines and its sister aircraft, Horizon Air, to clarify how what is presently the fifth biggest U.S. carrier will work.
“The Frozen North Airlines and Virgin America are distinctive aircrafts, however we accept diverse works, and we’re certain fliers will concur,” Brad Tilden, Alaska Air CEO, said in an announcement. “The two aircrafts may look changed, however our center client and representative concentration is especially the same.”
The consolidated operation makes an extended course coordinate with about 1,200 day by day flights to 118 goals in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. For the present, Alaska Air arrangements to keep working the Virgin America armada with its present name and “with no prompt changes to the installed item or experience,” the organization said in an announcement.
“We value that there is extraordinary enthusiasm for the eventual fate of the Virgin America mark among clients and representatives alike,” said Tilden, “This is a significant choice and one that merits months of mindful and careful examination. We plan to settle on a choice about the Virgin America mark ahead of schedule one year from now.”
As far as administration for the new joined operation, it will be driven by Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden. Ben Minicucci, Alaska Air’s head working officer, will benefit at the CEO of the Virgin America unit. Diminish Hunt, who was Virgin America’s senior VP and CFO, will get to be president of the Virgin America auxiliary.
The Alaska Air Group said it will spend the following year chipping away at getting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) affirmation that will permit the two aircrafts to work as a solitary transporter, and that provincial sister bearer, Horizon Air, will stay all alone with a different working declaration.