Virgin America Reports July 2015 Operational Results

Aug 07, 2015, 11:05 ET from Virgin America

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for July 2015. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.4 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.1% lower from the same month in 2014.

Load factor was 85.6 percent, an increase of 0.6 points from July 2014. The number of onboard passengers increased 6.6 percent from the same month last year.

July

July Year to Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

967,299

980,830

(1.4%)

5,946,052

5,898,277

0.8%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,130,021

1,154,583

(2.1%)

7,148,845

7,133,555

0.2%

Passenger Load Factor

85.6%

85.0%

0.6pts

83.2%

82.7%

0.5pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

639

600

6.6%

3,967

3,808

4.2%

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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