Virgin America Reports December 2015 Operational Results

11 Jan, 2016, 11:00 ET from Virgin America

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for December 2015 and the full year of 2015. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 6.4 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 9.3 percent higher from the same month in 2014.

Load factor was 80.6 percent, a decrease of 2.2 points from December 2014. The number of onboard passengers increased 9.6 percent from the same month last year.

December

December Year to Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

928,960

872,675

6.4%

10,436,184

10,074,456

3.6%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,151,885

1,053,863

9.3%

12,690,791

12,240,319

3.7%

Passenger Load Factor

80.6%

82.8%

(2.2)pts

82.2%

82.3%

 (0.1)pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

629

574

9.6%

7,036

6,507

8.1%

 

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 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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