Alaska Air Group Chairman, President and CEO William Ayer urged US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters in a recent letter to force Virgin America to begin submitting its traffic and financial data publicly, as all other US airlines are required to do, rather than confidentially, as VX has been doing. He complained that VX repeatedly has appealed Dept. of Transportation rulings on the matter and therefore been able to continue keeping its filings confidential, an "abuse of the ...

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