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Virgin America Reports April 2014 Operational Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for April 2014 and the first four months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) measured 0.4 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 1.3 percent lower than in the same month in 2013.

Load factor was 84.1 percent, up 0.7 points from April 2013. The number of onboard passengers increased 4.4 percent over the same month last year.










April


April Year to Date


2014

2013

Change


2014

2013

Change









Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

865,293

868,989

(0.4%)


3,064,121

2,951,038

3.8%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,029,492

1,043,007

(1.3%)


3,806,758

3,738,155

1.8%

Passenger Load  Factor

84.1%

83.3%

0.7


80.5%

78.9%

1.5

Onboard Passengers (000)

560

537

4.4%


2,040

1,874

8.8%

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About Virgin America: Headquartered in California, Virgin America, which celebrated its sixth year of operations in August 2013, offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. In May 2013, Virgin America was voted "Best Airline" by Consumer Reports Magazine. In April 2013, Virgin America topped the 2012 Airline Quality Rating, a joint research project conducted annually by faculty at Wichita State University and Purdue University that analyzes airline operational performance data as reported by the Department of Transportation.  The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)'s sleek and sustainable Terminal 2. Since its launch in 2007, Virgin America has created 2,700 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 and Austin. For more information: www.virginamerica.com

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