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Virgin America Reports August Traffic

By BA Staff

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San Francisco-based Virgin America reported its preliminary operational results for August and August year-to-date. Virgin America’s August 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 5.1 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 5 percent lower than in August 2012.

Load factor was 82.2 percent, which is unchanged from the same month a year prior. The number of onboard passengers fell 1.9 percent compared with August 2012. Virgin America estimates August 2013 passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to have increased by between 8 and 9 percent, compared with the same month in 2012.

August August Year to Date
2013
2012
Change
2013
2012
Change
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
913,612
962,133
5.1%
6,666,197
6,712,749
0.7%
Available Seat Miles (000)
1,110,443
1,168,567
5.0%
8,206,745
8,363,432
1.9%
Passenger Load Factor
82.2%
82.3%
0.1
81.2%
80.3%
1.0
Onboard Passengers (000)
590
601
1.9%
4,259
4,202
1.4%

Virgin America also announced the resumption of its seasonal flights between New York JFK and Palm Springs, which are offered every Saturday as the only nonstop flight between the New York City area and Palm Springs. 

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