Sun, Apr. 3, 3:29 AM
- The fleet implications of the rumored Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) buyout of Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) are "enormous," WSJ reporter John Ostrower writes.
- Boeing (NYSE:BA) prides itself on its partners, including ALK, which flies only Boeings on its mainline subsidiary. With Virgin - an all-Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF) customer - Alaska Air could suddenly become an operator of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) & Bombardier (OTCQX:BDRBF) aircraft. Or it might look to shed its non-Boeing jets and consolidate.
- Alaska already has 30 aircraft on order from Embraer for its regional operations. Virgin, meanwhile, operates 60 Airbus jets, with another 40 on order.
- Now read Boeing And Airbus: The Order Battle »