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Virgin America Reports May 2016 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for May 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 18.1 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 15.5 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 86.1 percent, an increase of 1.9 points from May 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 16.8 percent from the same month last year.


May

May Year to Date   


2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change








Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

1,061,612

898,982

18.1%

4,670,704

4,045,057

15.5%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,232,640

1,067,196

15.5%

5,679,736

4,928,034

15.3%

Passenger Load Factor

86.1%

84.2%

1.9pts

82.2%

82.1%

 0.1pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

703

602

16.8%

3,130

2,712

15.4%

 

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 Condé 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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