Alaska Air has completed a $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America, which now makes it the fifth largest airline of all.
Alaska Air’s Group CEO Brad Tilden released a statement about the move.
“Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are different airlines, but we believe different works – and we’re confident fliers will agree. Together, we’ll offer more flights, with low fares, more rewards and more for customers to love, as we continue to offer a distinctive travel experience. The two airlines may look different, but our core customer and employee focus is very much the same.”
Starting on Monday, December 19 Virgin plane tickets can be purchased from the Alaska website, and points members of either program will now be able to earn points on both airlines.
Since joining forces the airline now offers 1,200 daily flights to over 100 different destinations.