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Virgin America Shareholders Vote To Approve Merger Agreement With Alaska Air Group

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Virgin America today announced that the merger agreement with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, was approved by an affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Virgin America voting common stock.

A report reflecting the complete voting results will be available on a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed later this week by Virgin America.

On April 4, 2016, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines announced they had reached an agreement to combine to create the premier airline for West Coast travelers.  The two airlines anticipate they will obtain regulatory approvals and complete the transaction in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Virgin America began service on August 8, 2007.

The airline’s stated aim is to provide low-fare, high-quality service for “long-haul point-to-point service between major metropolitan cities on the Eastern and West Coast seaboards”.

San Francisco International Airport is Virgin America’s main hub, but the airline also has focus city hubs at Los Angeles International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

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