Virgin America net income up 73% YoY

Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) said its third quarter 2015 net income was USD73.0 million excluding special items, an increase of USD31.3 million from the third quarter of 2014.

Operating income and operating margin excluding special items were USD75.0 million and 18.2 percent, respectively.

On a GAAP basis, net income was USD71.9 million. Operating income and operating margin on a GAAP basis were USD73.9 million and 18.0 percent, respectively.

Fully diluted earnings per share excluding special items was USD1.64. On a GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings per share was USD1.61.