Virgin America (VA) August Traffic Increases 19.9%

September 9, 2016 11:05 AM EDT

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Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 19.9 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 16.4 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 86.1 percent, an increase of 2.5 points from August 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 14.8 percent from the same month last year.

August

August Year to Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

1,144,309

954,152

19.9%

8,089,165

6,900,203

17.2%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,328,747

1,141,438

16.4%

9,619,757

8,290,283

16.0%

Passenger Load Factor

86.1%

83.6%

2.5pts

84.1%

83.2%

0.9pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

744

648

14.8%

5,354

4,614

16.0%



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