Nashville has certainly caught Virgin America fever with this suitcase cake, designed in the corporate colours of its latest airline, although flights will operate as Alaska Airlines. Seen posing with the cake are Virgin America crew along with Nashville Airport’s: Director of Air Service, Trudy Carson; Acting President and CEO, Doug Kreulen; and Manager Airport Affairs, Josh Powell. Kreulen also took the opportunity to test out the first class cabin of the airport’s newest carrier.
- Alaska Airlines, operated by recent acquisition Virgin America, commenced its latest route from San Francisco (SFO) on 5 September, a 3,161-kilometre link to Nashville (BNO). While Virgin America is a new brand at Nashville, Alaska Airlines already serves the Tennessee airport with a daily service from Seattle-Tacoma. “We are enormously pleased that Virgin America will begin operations at Nashville Airport,” said Doug Kreulen, Acting President and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “Virgin America is yet another new airline to join the Nashville roster, giving Middle Tennessee business and leisure travellers even more choices for traveling to and from the Bay Area.” The route, which will operated by Virgin America’s A319s, is already flown by United Airlines which when referring to OAG Schedules Analyser data offers 13 non-stop flights a week.