San Francisco – February 10, 2014. Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for January 2014. The airline's January traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) rose 10.9 percent on 3.7 percent more capacity (measured in available seat miles), compared with the same month in 2013.

Load factor in January was 76.3 percent, up five points from the same month a year earlier. The number of onboard passengers rose to 490,000 for the month, up 16 percent from January 2013.

Virgin America's January 2014 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) rose approximately 5 percent, compared with January 2013.


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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:

EDITORS NOTE: Virgin America is a U.S.-controlled, owned and operated airline. It is an entirely separate company from Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.