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Virgin America Reports August 2015 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2015. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 1.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 4.0% higher from the same month in 2014.

Load factor was 83.6 percent, a decrease of 2.0 points from August 2014. The number of onboard passengers increased 10.5 percent from the same month last year.


August

August Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change








Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

954,152

939,927

1.5%

6,900,203

6,838,204

0.9%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,141,438

1,097,547

4.0%

8,290,293

8,231,102

0.7%

Passenger Load Factor

83.6%

85.6%

(2.0 pts)

83.2%

83.1%

0.1 pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

648

586

10.5%

4,614

4,394

5.0%

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 for the past seven consecutive years 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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