Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has previously hinted that the company might consider “Airbnb Flights”, but it was unclear whether this might be a new airline, a booking engine or a metasearch platform.

Now it has hired aviation industry veteran Fred Reid, founding CEO of Virgin America among others, to be its first global head of transportation.

A press announcement about the appointment noted that Reid’s role would play a role in “building an end-to-end travel platform that combines where you stay, what you do, and how you get there, all in one place”.

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