Virgin America January traffic up 12.9%

Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) has reported its preliminary operational results for January 2016.

The airline´s traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 12.9 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 11.8 percent higher from the same month in 2015.

Load factor was 77.2 percent, an increase of 0.7 points from January 2015. The number of onboard passengers increased 13.5 percent from the same month last year.

Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007.