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Virgin America Reports August 2016 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 19.9 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 16.4 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 86.1 percent, an increase of 2.5 points from August 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 14.8 percent from the same month last year.


August

August Year to Date   


2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change








Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

1,144,309

954,152

19.9%

8,089,165

6,900,203

17.2%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,328,747

1,141,438

16.4%

9,619,757

8,290,283

16.0%

Passenger Load Factor

86.1%

83.6%

2.5pts

84.1%

83.2%

 0.9pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

744

648

14.8%

5,354

4,614

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 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards for the past eight consecutive years and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for the past nine consecutive years. For more: www.virginamerica.com

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SOURCE Virgin America

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