After making their relationship official in December, Alaska and Virgin America are ready to take the next step and move in together at one of their largest West Coast hubs: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). On May 13, Virgin America will be moving into Alaska Airlines’ home in Terminal 6, which means that all gates, domestic and international flights will operate under the same roof.
What does this move mean for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines guests? By sharing the same space at LAX, it will be even easier for guests to make a connecting flight across the airlines’ combined network. Instead of changing terminals, guests will only need to walk a few steps! It also means that frequent flyers will have a new airport lounge to enjoy: The Alaska Lounge at Terminal 6.
“We’re excited to be moving back to our LAX roots in Terminal 6 where Virgin America first started,” says Mark Horvath, Virgin America’s Director of Station Operations at LAX. “Since then, the landscape has changed significantly. Not only has Terminal 6 has undergone a complete face lift but this time, we will be joining forces with Alaska Airlines, which means that guests can look forward to an expanded Alaska Air Group flight schedule that offers 85 departures on peak days.”
“This move is a win/win for guests,” he says.
The Alaska Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of T6, near gate 64. It is open from 5 a.m. – midnight every day and is the perfect place to unwind before a flight.
Guests of the Alaska Lounge enjoy:
- Pancakes for breakfast, as well as soups, salads and a variety of snacks throughout the day.
- Complimentary juice, soda, Starbucks®coffee and espresso, beer, wine, and cocktails
- Complimentary Wi-Fi, quiet workstations and conference rooms are available to help you stay productive while traveling.
As part of the move, the last day of operations for Virgin America’s Loft in Terminal 3 will be May 10, 2017. In addition to the Alaska Airlines lounge, there are plenty of other options for Virgin America guests to look forward to in Terminal 6 – including the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, Osteria by Fabio Vivianil, Starbucks Evenings and Earth Bar.
So if you’re a Virgin America guest with a trip to or from LAX on or after May 13, 2017 – remember to check in at Terminal 6. Keep an eye out for an email from Virgin America Guest Services with more information – and you can also check out Virgin America’s LAX airport page.
Both airlines look forward to welcoming Virgin America guests to Terminal 6 soon!