Virgin America Flight Status
- Take your flight number that you want to track;
- On the top right corner you find a looking glass logo, click on it;
- Enter the Virgin America flight number;
- You will see a drop down menu showing all the flights and extra information about the flights. Select the flight that you are interested in by clicking on it.
- The radar will now find the plane and follow it on the Virgin America flight tracker
During 2004 the British based Virgin Group of Richard Branson announced that it wanted to start an airline in the US. They would name the airline” Virgin USA “and it would be positioned as a low fare airline. They struggled to get investors and changed the name to Virgin America and pushed out the launch date to 2006. The San Francisco Bay area was chosen as the site of their Headquarters and Flight Operational Center. The independent airline started in 2007 with Virgin Group branding under license from the UK Virgin Group. They sold their first tickets in July 2007 and in August 2007 started with their first flights between New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They were running at a loss until 2010 when the first profit was shown. Virgin America focussed on providing low fare flights with high services destinations between major metropolitan areas and the cities located on the West Coast of the USA. This happened from hubs in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Alaska Air Group bought the airline during 2016 for an amount of $4 billion and fully merged it with Alaska Airlines during April 2018.
Virgin America had a fleet of 67 Airbus aircraft all belonging to the A320 Range which included from the A319 to the A321neo which were all transferred to Alaska Airlines from April 2018. Alaska Airlines has started to change the Virgin America livery to that of Alaskan Airlines and it is envisaged that the process will be finished during 2019. The Airbus seat configuration will also be changed to that of the Boeing fleet of Alaskan Air.
Airline Facts and Figures
Virgin America was the first US airline which offered passengers free Wi-Fi access on all flights during 2009 and in 2014 they offered Wi-Fi on all aircraft with speed of three times that of the original offering. The final commercial flight of Virgin America was made on 10 January 2018 with the call sign “Redwood” and as of the next day, they officially merged with Alaskan Airlines.
Virgin America Flight Status and Destinations
Virgin America, until merged into Alaskan Airways, had flights to three Mexican and twenty-one domestic destinations with its primary hub at San Francisco airport and the secondary one at Los Angeles airport. They also operated a JFK –Las Vegas and Dallas route. The airline also had codeshare agreements with 6 other airlines. The merger with Alaskan Airways means that the flights will be tracked and followed as Alaskan Airline flights.