Just like you, the Master Executive Council (MEC) has been following the various media reports about a possible bid to acquire Virgin America by jetBlue, Alaska Airlines and perhaps unnamed Chinese interests. It seems the rumors and speculation have reached a new level this afternoon with several stories being reported in reputable media outlets regarding an impending acquisition by Alaska Airlines of Virgin America (e.g. WSJ: Alaska Air Nearing a Deal to Acquire Virgin America, Yahoo: Alaska Air nears deal to buy Virgin America for over $2 billion: source).
Please know that your leadership is on standby and available if the reports are confirmed. At this point we’re all waiting for more news. As soon as we have any information to share, your AFA leadership will promptly do so.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Satterlee, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow, Stephen Couckuyt; and MEC officers-elect Tim Green and Brice McGee