Virgin America net income up 75% YoY

Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) said its second quarter 2015 net income was USD64.4 million excluding special items, an increase of USD27.5 million from the second quarter of 2014.

Operating income and operating margin excluding special items were USD67.1 million and 16.7 percent, respectively.

On a GAAP basis, net income was USD65.0 million. Operating income and operating margin on a GAAP basis were USD67.7 million and 16.9 percent, respectively.

Fully diluted earnings per share excluding special items was USD1.46. On a GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings per share was USD1.47.

Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007.