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Having bought Virgin, Alaska Airlines plans big SFO expansion

Alaska Airlines is stretching its wings.

Three months after its $4 billion purchase of Burlingame’s Virgin America, the company said Thursday that it will add 13 routes from the Bay Area to destinations across the continent, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans and (pending government permission) Mexico City.

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Alaska Airlines launches Los Angeles-Havana flights

Alaska Airlines launched its Los Angeles-Havana service Jan. 5, bringing regularly scheduled commercial passenger flights from the US west coast to Cuba for the first time. Alaska operated the flight using a Boeing 737-900ER.

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Justice Dept. OKs Alaska Airlines-Virgin America merger

Alaska Airlines’ acquisition of Virgin America has been cleared to proceed by the U.S. Justice Department, Alaska Airlines and the agency each announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Alaska Airlines to Offer New Upgrade Possibilities to Mileage Plan Members

Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to offer its Mileage Plan members several new benefits.

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Alaska Air says making ‘good progress’ on Virgin merger review

Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK.N) was making “good progress” in talks with the Justice Department on a planned merger with Virgin America Inc (VA.O), an Alaska spokeswoman said on Friday.

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