June 2014 and half-year traffic announced by Virgin America

Virgin America has announced its preliminary traffic results for June 2014 and the first six months of the year.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) totalled 952,059,000 in June, up 0.5% on the 947,667,000 recorded last June. Available seat miles were cut by 0.9% to 1,105,535,000 from 1,115,807,000 in June 2013.

June’s load factor was 86.1%, an increase of 1.2 percentage points over last June’s 84.9%. The airline carried 591 thousand passengers in June, 2.4% fewer than the 606 thousand carried last June.

In the first half of 2014 (1H14) Virgin America flew 4,917,447,000 RPMs, an increase of 2.3% over the 4,805,500,000 RPMs flown in 1H13. ASMs rose by 0.5% to 5,978,971,000 from 5,947,876,000 in the same period last year.

The load factor in 1H14 was 82.2% compared with 80.8% in 1H13, a 1.5 pp increase. The rounded number of passengers carried in 1H14 was 3,208,000, which was 4.6% more than the 3,068,000 carried in 1H13.

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