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Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are nearing the end of their integration later this month. Alaska’s takeover of Virgin America closed in December 2016, and as usual, it takes a while for operations to be integrated.
Alaska and Virgin America have been on a single operating certificate since the beginning of the year, which means that as far as the FAA is concerned, the airlines are already one. Then as of April 25, 2018, all Virgin America flights will have Alaska flight numbers, meaning that the airlines will become one as far as the booking process goes.
The next major project is the two airlines streamlining their onboard experience. They started this recently by adjusting their first class catering, and going forward, the two airlines will be introducing a common first class product.
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