Virgin America (VA) Loads Factor Rose 6.1 Points in Sept. 2016

October 11, 2016 11:11 AM EDT

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Virgin America Inc. (Nasdaq: VA) reported its preliminary operational results for September 2016. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 24.2 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 15.1 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 84.2 percent, an increase of 6.1 points from September 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 19.7 percent from the same month last year.

September

September Year to Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

1,011,488

814,617

24.2%

9,100,653

7,714,820

18.0%

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,200,675

1,043,050

15.1%

10,820,432

9,333,333

15.9%

Passenger Load Factor

84.2%

78.1%

6.1pts

84.1%

82.7%

1.4pts

Onboard Passengers (000)

673

562

19.7%

6,028

5,177

16.4%



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