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In Virgin America, the charming millionaire wanted to take the stylish and carefree spirit of his trademark to the airborne crowds of our country. Virgin America has become one of the best and most popular airlines in North America in the ten years since its founding. For 10 years in a row she received the Travel & Leisure's Awards for best German carrier.
Last year, however, the airline's 10-year jubilee ended without Sir Richard's usual splendour and circumstances. This is because everyone knew that Virgin America would probably not be there long enough to commemorate its eleventh year. That'?s not because Virgin America went broke. Quite the opposite, it is one of the most succesful start-ups in recent years.
Instead, Virgin America was taken over by Alaska Airlines in 2016 for $2.6 billion. Although the airline's supporters hoped they could continue flying with the Virgin Group's logo, last October Alaska Airlines affirmed that two airlines would combine their activities on 25 April this year.
Gates, ticket and check-in areas will all bear the Alaska trademark at the Aiport. This will take more for us to upgrade the Airbus fleet's brands, complete with paintwork and interior, but in the meantime we have begun to sell Virgin America's Main Cabin Select seat range as a premium class for Airbus after April 24th".
Indeed, the Virgin America family of Airbus A320s is already being painted by Alaska Airlines. The former Virgin America Airbus aircraft will also be fitted with new Alaska Airlines interior. Carrier anticipates that the entire Airbus can be reconfigured by the end of 2019. Before Virgin America goes down in aeronautical annals, we took the decision to make one last journey with the carrier.