Independence Air iClub - Virgin mulls bid for bankrupt U.S. airline
Nov 16, 05, 9:25 am
Got this in the daily email from Tripso ... I'm still hoping UA can get the A gates (and raze the G terminal), then again low fares out of IAD would be nice.
+ Virgin mulls bid for bankrupt U.S. airline
Virgin is considering making an offer for America's recently bankrupted low-cost operator Independence Air in a move which would finally allow Sir Richard Branson to break into America's budget airline market. (The Independent)
I thought Virgin America was already on its way in the Bay Area?
Nov 16, 05, 3:21 pm
The last thing I read on Virgin America was they were going to announce very soon who were going to be the investors in the airline and file the paperwork to the FAA to get their flying license by the end of the year. Also they have an office in NYC.
Nov 17, 05, 4:28 am
From a reliable British newspaper. Seems the operating licence is the item of interest.
blah blah, just like when America West bought hawaii pacific's certificate (and got their iata code HP). Indy will still bite the bucket. but maybe VirgAm will get the DH code.
Nov 19, 05, 9:34 pm
Seems the operating licence is the item of interest.
And that is worth something, actually. I wonder if Virgin could just take over the Airbuses, too, plus some odds and ends like kiosks and gates.
Nov 30, 05, 10:44 am
Would be a great move, IMO.