13 January 2014
Virgin America has reported its preliminary operational results for December and the full year 2013.
The airline´s December traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) rose 7.1 percent on capacity (in available seat miles) that was 0.8 percent lower than in the same month in 2012.
Load factor in December was 81.9 percent, up six points from the same month a year prior. The number of onboard passengers rose 10.7 percent from December 2012. Load factor for the full year was 80.2 percent, up one point from 2012.
Virgin America estimates its December 2013 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to have increased between 10 and 11 percent, compared with December 2012.
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