Virgin America

airline in the United States

Virgin America was an U.S. airline. It began operations in 2007. [1] Its corporate headquarters are in California. The airline uses Airbus A319 and Airbus A320 aircraft. [2] It flies to destinations throughout the United States and Mexico.

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The airline is partly owned by the Virgin Group. [3] The Virgin Group also controls Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Australia and Virgin Samoa. However, the Virgin Group has less than a fifty percent share of the new company. This is due to U.S. federal laws that do not allow foreign control of domestic airlines. [4]

Virgin America was looking to sell all or part of its airline in early 2016. A merger with JetBlue Airways was very possible. [5] However, on April 4, 2016, Alaska Airlines announced it would buy Virgin America. Alaska retired the Virgin America name on April 25, 2018.[6]



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  2. "Virgin America Fleet - Airfleets aviation".
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  4. Gross, Daniel (2 January 2007). "The stupid law that prevents foreigners from buying U.S. airlines". Slate Magazine.
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  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-01. Retrieved 2016-01-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)