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Virgin America Reports March 2016 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for March 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 14.6 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 15.1 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 83.8 percent, a decrease of 0.4 points from March 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 14.9 percent from the same month last year.


March

March Year to Date   


2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change








Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

977,465

853,011

14.6%

2,615,359

2,256,695

15.9%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,166,142

1,012,912

15.1%

3,264,702

2,818,875

15.8%

Passenger Load Factor

83.8%

84.2%

(0.4)pts

80.1%

80.1%

 (0.0)pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

659

574

14.9%

1,766

1,523

16.0%

About Virgin America:  Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities — like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named the "Best U.S. Airline" in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for the past eight consecutive years. For more: www.virginamerica.com

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SOURCE Virgin America

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