VIRGIN AMERICA REPORTS OCTOBER 2013 OPERATIONAL RESULTS
San Francisco – November 11, 2013 – Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for October and October year-to-date. The airline's October 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) rose 1.9 percent on capacity (available seat miles) that was 2.2 percent higher than in October 2012.
Load factor in October was 80.7 percent, a 0.3 percent decrease from the same month a year prior. The number of onboard passengers rose 7 percent compared with October 2012.
Virgin America estimates its October 2013 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to have increased by approximately 4.5 percent, compared with October 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. 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.
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