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Virgin America Announces Plans for IPO

Virgin America Announces Plans for IPO

Virgin America announced on Monday that it had filed a registration for an initial public offering of its common stock with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The discount carrier’s move had been expected for several months.
The airline said that the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined.  Barclays and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint book …

Virgin America Reports Drop in Traffic, Capacity for May

Virgin America Reports Drop in Traffic, Capacity for May

Virgin America announced operational results for May 2014.
Total traffic for May was 901 million revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 0.6% from 907 million in May 2013.
Total capacity for the month was 1.067 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year decrease of 2.5% from 1.094 billion last year.
Meanwhile, the airline’s load factor for May increased by 1.6 percentage points, to 84.5% from 82.9% in the same …

Virgin America Sees Slight Drop in April Traffic

Virgin America Sees Slight Drop in April Traffic

Virgin America announced operational results for April 2014.
The airline’s system traffic in April was 865 million revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 0.4% from 868 million RPMs in April 2013.
Capacity for the airline was 1.029 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year decrease of 1.3% from 1.043 billion last year.
Virgin America’s load factor for the month increased by 0.7 percentage points year-over-year, …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, and credit card loyalty program. Balloting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have a final opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel-related Web …

Virgin America Reports Slight Increase in March Traffic

Virgin America Reports Slight Increase in March Traffic

Virgin America announced operational results for March 2014.
System traffic for the airline in March was 813 million revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 2.2% increase from 795 million for the same period last year.
Virgin America’s capacity for March also increased 2.7% to 967 million available seat miles, or ASMs, from 942 million for the same period last year.
The airline’s load factor for the month was 84%, down 0.4 percentage points …

Virgin America to Launch Additional Flight Between San Francisco, Austin

Virgin America to Launch Additional Flight Between San Francisco, Austin

Virgin America announced it will add a second daily flight to its existing San Francisco, California-Austin, Texas, service beginning July 8.  The additional flight will operate through September 6, 2014.
Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 11:05 a.m.  Flights from San Francisco to Austin will depart at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at 9:05 p.m.
The additional flight will operate using Airbus …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …