Alaska Air Wants Hearing On Virgin's Citizenship

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Alaska Airlines Inc. on Friday renewed its request for the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a full public hearing on Virgin America Inc.'s citizenship status, saying the carrier is no longer eligible after two main U.S. stockholders gave up their economic rights.

Alaska Airlines' petition to the DOT, filed on the heels of its March and February requests, alleged that “Virgin America continues to masquerade as a bona fide U.S. carrier,” despite more than six months' passage since the two U.S. hedge funds holding 75...
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