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Virgin America Reports April 2013 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its preliminary operational results for April and April year-to-date. Virgin America's April traffic (revenue passenger miles) rose 3.7 percent on a 0.3 percent increase in capacity (available seat miles). Virgin America's April load factor was 83.3 percent, up 2.8 points from the same month in 2012.

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Year-to-date, Virgin America's traffic decreased 4.9 percent compared with 2012, while capacity decreased 3 percent.

April passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) is estimated to have increased by 4 to 6 percent compared with the same month in 2012.  Year-to-date PRASM rose 13 percent, compared with the same period in 2012.

Virgin America expects to routinely publish its operational statistics and estimated PRASM increases in future months, consistent with the practice of other airlines.


April


Year to Date


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change









Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

868,989

837,867

3.7%


2,951,038

3,104,156

-4.9%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,043,007

1,040,030

0.3%


3,738,155

3,852,128

-3.0%

Passenger Load  Factor

83.3%

80.6%

2.8


78.9%

80.6%

(1.6)

Onboard Passengers (000)

537

520

3.3%


1,874

1,948

-3.8%

About Virgin America:  Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel.  In just over five years flying, Virgin America was named "Best Domestic Airline" in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 'Readers' Choice' Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 'World's Best' Awards. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)'s sleek and sustainable new Terminal 2. The airline's new aircraft offer interactive in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets near every seat. Virgin America offers Gogo™ WiFi on every flight and hosts the largest in-flight entertainment library in the North American skies via the touch-screen Red™ platform.  Since its launch in 2007, Virgin America has created 2,600 new jobs and now flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Washington D.C. (IAD and DCA), Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs (seasonal), Philadelphia, Portland, San Jose, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), and will begin season service to Anchorage on June 6. For more: www.virginamerica.com

For high resolution photos of Virgin America's interior cabin amenities and exterior see: www.virginamerica.com/vx/photos.

Broadcast quality video b-roll can also be downloaded here.

SOURCE Virgin America



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