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Virgin America Reports February 2016 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for February 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 20.9 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 21.3 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 78.9 percent, a decrease of 0.3 points from February 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 20.0 percent from the same month last year.


February

February Year to Date   


2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change








Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

803,562

664,566

20.9%

1,637,893

1,403,684

16.7%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,018,098

839,564

21.3%

2,098,559

1,805,963

16.2%

Passenger Load Factor

78.9%

79.2%

(0.3)pts

78.0%

77.7%

 0.3pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

546

455

20.0%

1,107

949

16.6%

 

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 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 Inc.

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