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Virgin Blue Group's financial position under pressure, but load factors stabilise


Since its announcement of a first half loss of AUD101.4 million (to 31 December 2008), Virgin Blue’s share price has been volatile, having fallen from AUD0.28 on 25-Feb-09 to AUD0.15 on 12-Mar-09, before rebounding to a price of AUD0 25.5 cents on 31-Mar-09 – still some 80% below its 52 week high of AUD1.27. [1148 words]

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Graphs and data:

  • Virgin Blue share price: 01-Apr-08 to 31-Mar-09
  • Virgin Blue passenger traffic growth (RPK) vs passenger capacity growth (ASK): Mar-08 to Feb-09
  • Virgin Blue passenger numbers growth vs passenger load factor: Mar-08 to Feb-09
  • Capacity share (%) on SYD-LAX route: Week commencing 06-Apr-09
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