Virgin Blue reports load factor back above 80% in Jul-08 but year-on-year reductions continue

Virgin Blue transported 1.6 million passengers in Jul-08, a 20.7% year-on-year increase. Traffic (RPKs) increased 15.5% year-on-year, on an 18.2% year-on-year capacity (ASKs) increase, resulting in a load factor reduction of 1.9 ppts to 82.2%. On-time performance was 74%, a 5 ppt year-on-year reduction.

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