VIRGIN AMERICA REPORTS NOVEMBER 2013 OPERATIONAL RESULTS
San Francisco – December 10, 2013 – Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for November and November year-to-date. The airline's November 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) fell by 7 percent, while capacity (available seat miles) decreased 4.8 percent compared with November 2012.
Passenger load factor in November was 72.8 percent, down 1.7 points from the same month last year. The number of onboard passengers decreased 2.9 percent, compared with November 2012.
Virgin America estimates November 2013 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to have declined between 2-3 percent year-over-year.
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About Virgin America: Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. Virgin America was named "Best Domestic Airline" in the Condé Nast Traveler 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 "Readers' Choice" Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 "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. For more: www.virginamerica.com.
EDITORS NOTE: : Virgin America is a U.S.-controlled and operated airline and is an entirely separate company from Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.