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Traffic down in August for Virgin America

California-based low-cost carrier Virgin America said that its August 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 5.1% on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 5% lower than in August 2012.

Load factor was 82.2%, which is unchanged from the same month a year prior. The number of onboard passengers fell 1.9% compared with August 2012.

Virgin America estimates August 2013 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to have increased by between 8 and 9% , compared with the same month in 2012.

The carrier now 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, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs (seasonal), Philadelphia, Portland, San Jose, Austin and Anchorage (seasonal).

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