San Francisco – July 9, 2013 – Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for June and June year-to-date. Compared with the same month last year, Virgin America’s June 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) rose 8.2 percent on a 2.2 percent increase in capacity (available seat miles).

Load factor in June was 84.9 percent, up 4.7 points from June 2012. The number of onboard passengers rose 10.2 percent from the same month in 2012.

Virgin America estimates June 2013 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to have increased between 4 and 6 percent, compared with June 2012.

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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 and has swept the industry awards since it began flying in 2008. Most recently, Virgin America this month was named “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 ‘World’s Best’ Awards,’ an award the carrier has won every year since 2008. In May, Virgin America was voted “Best Airline” by Consumer Reports Magazine. In April, 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 data as reported by the DOT. Virgin America was named “Best Domestic Airline” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ‘Readers’ Choice’ Awards. The airline’s base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)’s sleek and sustainable 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 and Anchorage (seasonal). For more:

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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.