Alaska Air Group will spend the next 6-9 months evaluating Virgin America’s Airbus A320 fleet to determine whether it will keep the aircraft long term, according to Alaska chairman and CEO Brad Tilden. The fleet evaluation plan was revealed as Alaska, which acquired Virgin America in December 2016, reported a 2016 net profit of $814 million, down 4% from net income of $848 million in 2015. It marked Alaska’s 13th straight annual profit. Alaska’s 2016 results include Alaska ...

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