Virgin America announced that former US Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner will be vice chairman, which CEO Fred Reid said should "continue to demonstrate our compliance with the Department [of Transportation]'s citizenship requirements" (ATWOnline, Jan. 19). The carrier also said that pending DOT certification, it intends to serve New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas within nine months of launch. It is based in San ...

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