San Francisco  July 9, 2014 – Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for June 2014 and the first six months of the year. The airline’s traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 0.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.9 percent lower than in the same month in 2013.

Load factor was 86.1 percent, up 1.2 points from June 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 2.4 percent from the same month last year.

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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.

About Virgin America: Headquartered in California's Silicon Valley and known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named both the "Best U.S. Airline" in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards for the past six consecutive years and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for now the past seven consecutive years. For the past two years, Virgin America has topped the Airline Quality Rating, a research project conducted by faculty at Wichita State University and Embry Riddle that analyzes airline operational performance 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. Virgin America has created 2,800 jobs and flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City (JFK), Newark, Washington D.C. (IAD and DCA), Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth (ends October 2014), Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs (seasonal), Philadelphia (suspends October 2014), Portland and Austin. Virgin America launches new service to Dallas Love Field (DAL) and New York’s LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) in October 2014