In seven months, Virgin America, complete with leather seats and mood lighting, lands for the first time at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The brand, now owned by Alaska Airlines, announced its RDU debut last week with a nonstop flight to San Francisco (SFO).

Read: The flights on RDU’s nonstop wish list in 2017

John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning for Alaska, says more could follow. Via exclusive interview, he says the new RDU service started with a two-fold plan centered on…