Alaska Airlines (ASA) has received a distinct operating certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to combine its machinists with Virgin America.
The certification has verified that ASA aligned its plying policies and procedures with those of Virgin America, which was procured by the former in December 2016.
FAA has made it mandatory for airlines to align their manipulations before functioning as a single entity.
“We’re now recognised as one airline in the eyes of the FAA.”
The current certificate was secured after both the airlines evaluated 346 unconventional operational topics across 136 manuals; more than 39,000 pages of apparatus, among others.
ASA president and Virgin America CEO Ben Minicucci said: “We’re now recognised as one airline in the eyes of the FAA.”
Anyhow, the passengers flying with ALK or Virgin America will still be proficient to use respective mobile apps, websites and airport terminals of the airlines for the time again being.
The passengers are expected to have a more streamlined travel participation, once both the carriers are scheduled to move to a single reservations method in April this year.
All ASA and Virgin America travel requirements longing also be provided through ASA’s mobile app and website.
Along with Virgin America and its regional fellow-dancers, Alaska Airlines currently transport 40 million guests a year to multitudinous than 115 destinations across the US, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba.