Today was the first day that Virgin America and Alaska Airlines operated as one carrier. Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded Alaska Airlines a single-carrier certificate meaning that the two airlines can now operate as one. In this case, the terminology used by airline crews to denote Virgin America will no longer be used.
In late 2016, in a quick turn of news, Virgin America become one of the latest airlines to be up for sale and in December 2016, Virgin America was purchased by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines for $2.6 billion. While the Virgin America won’t be [...]
Hawaiian Airlines announced it will begin daily non-stop flights between Long Beach (LGB) and Honolulu (HNL) in the summer, offering Southern California travelers another convenient option for direct service to Hawaii. The new route, being inaugurated May 31, 2018 out of Honolulu on Hawaiian’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft, complements the carrier’s popular daily flights at nearby Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“Long Beach is a perfect gateway for travelers in Los Angeles and Orange County to ease into their Hawaiian vacation,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive [...]
Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s carrier, revealed an updated brand identity and the freshly-painted livery of a Boeing 717 (N488HA), the first of its fleet of more than 50 aircraft that will feature the new design. Pualani (Flower of the Sky), the beloved icon of Hawaiian’s brand for more than four decades, continues to gaze forward on the tail of the aircraft; beneath her, a silver maile lei with woven pakalana flowers wraps around the fuselage in a larger-than-life expression of the aloha spirit.
“Our new livery embodies a stronger, more contemporary [...]
JetBlue announced it is progressing with its Mint transcontinental expansion plan with the on-sale of new routes, introducing competition in east and west coast markets where customers are faced with decreasing choices and where other carriers sell dated business class options at a high cost.
For the first time, JetBlue is now offering Mint seats on two routes of New York’s JFK to both Las Vegas and San Diego, as well out of Boston to San Diego. In addition to the new Mint routes, JetBlue will expand Mint service between Boston and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also continue [...]