VIRGIN AMERICA REPORTS MAY 2014 OPERATIONAL RESULTS
San Francisco — June 9, 2014 — Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for May 2014 and the first five months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.6 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.5 percent lower than in the same month in 2013.
Load factor was 84.5 percent, up 1.6 points from May 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 1.7 percent over the same month last year.
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About Virgin America: Headquartered in California 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. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)'s sleek and sustainable Terminal 2. Virgin America has created 2,700 jobs and 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 (ends October 2014), Dallas Love Field (as of October 2014), Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs (seasonal), Philadelphia, Portland and Austin. For more: www.virginamerica.com