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Virgin America Reports September 2016 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for September 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 24.2 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 15.1 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 84.2 percent, an increase of 6.1 points from September 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 19.7 percent from the same month last year.


September

September Year to Date   


2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change








Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

1,011,488

814,617

24.2%

9,100,653

7,714,820

18.0%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,200,675

1,043,050

15.1%

10,820,432

9,333,333

15.9%

Passenger Load Factor

84.2%

78.1%

6.1pts

84.1%

82.7%

 1.4pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

673

562

19.7%

6,028

5,177

16.4%

 

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 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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To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/virgin-america-reports-september-2016-operational-results-300342180.html

SOURCE Virgin America

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