Alaska Air To Purchase Virgin America From Virgin Group

The North American aviation industry is set for further consolidation with the announcement that Alaska Air, the parent company of Alaskan Airlines, is to purchase rival Virgin America.   Estimated to be worth around USD 4 billion (including existing Virgin America debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases) and subject to regulatory approval, the deal will … Continue reading

US Airways Begins Installation Of Inflight Internet

Tempe, Arizona-based US Airways has joined a growing list of airlines introducing internet access onboard their aircraft. 5 Airbus A321 aircraft have been fitted with the Gogo Inflight Internet system that allows passengers to use their laptops or mobile devices to acess the internet and email for work and entertainment. By 1 June 2010, the Star Alliance member … Continue reading