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2014-08-18 12:20:54

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Brad Thomann as Vice President - Flight Operations effective immediately. Thomann, who has over 30 years of experience in civil and military aviation, will oversee the California-based airline's technical and administrative Flight Operations functions including Flight Training, Flight Operations Engineering, Flight Standards, Flight Crew Communications,...

2014-08-14 12:21:28

Award-Winning Airline Adds Flights from Dallas Love Field to Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles Beginning April 2015, Extends Twice Daily San Francisco-Austin Flights SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing air travel, today announces that it will expand its schedule out of Dallas Love Field (DAL) to include four daily nonstop round trips to Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), San Francisco...

2014-08-12 12:20:42

Airline Reports Second Quarter and Year-to-Date Net Income, Seventh Straight Quarter of Improved Year-over-Year Financial Results SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 with operating income of $47.1 million and net income of $37.0 million. The airline posted an operating margin of 11.8 percent - a 4.4 point improvement over the second quarter of 2013, driven largely by a 7.8 percent growth in revenue per...

2014-08-11 12:21:01

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for July 2014 and the first seven months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 3.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.5 percent higher than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 85 percent, up 2.4 points from July 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 0.4 percent from the same month...

2014-08-07 12:21:03

Certification Paves the Way for Gogo to Launch its Gogo Vision Wireless In-flight Entertainment Product with or without Connectivity ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that it has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA to install its Gogo Vision wireless in-flight entertainment product on commercial aircraft with or without Gogo's connectivity service....

2014-08-07 08:29:05

San Francisco's Hometown Airline Marks its Seventh Birthday with a Day Named in its Honor, a Network-Wide Fare Sale for its Loyal Flyers and Some Major League Fun with the San Francisco Giants SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, is celebrating its seventh anniversary and seventh straight year as the Top Domestic Airline in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards with help from the San Francisco...

2014-07-15 12:21:59

Airline Honored with "Best Airline Staff Service in North America" and "Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S.A." Awards at UK's Historic Farnborough Air Show SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, took top honors for Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S.A. for the fifth consecutive year as well as Best Staff Service among North American airlines for the fourth year in a row in the 2014 World...

2014-07-15 12:21:07

License is granted for Use of Ku-band Satellite ITASCA, Ill., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that it has received regulatory approval to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity service for aircraft flying over the eastern and western regions of Russia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO This approval is granted based on Gogo's agreements with AltegroSky and RuSat to...

2014-07-09 12:21:25

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for June 2014 and the first six months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 0.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.9 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 86.1 percent, up 1.2 points from June 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 2.4 percent from the same month...

2014-07-02 12:20:49

Virgin America First U.S. Airline to Earn Distinction Seven Consecutive Years, as Voted by Thousands of Travel + Leisure Readers SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, today secured the coveted "Top Domestic Airline" ranking for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year in the annual Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards readers' survey. Now in their 19(th) year, the prestigious awards...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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