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Virgin America

U.S. based airline.

555 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employees: 2,492
CEO: David Cush
Stock Symbol: VA

Website: http://www.virginamerica.com

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Virgin America is an airline that flies to more than 20 destinations in the U.S. and Mexico. Its main hub is San Francisco International Airport.

Virgin America is known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities -- like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat.

The airline will begin service to Hawaii in 2015.

In five years of flying, Virgin America has won several major travel awards for the quality of its service. The airline’s no black-out date frequent flyer program – Elevate – has grown to 3.4 million members.

The airline flies all new Airbus A-320 planes with 110-volt power outlets, USB and RJ-45 ethernet jacks in every seat. Wi-Fi is also on board all planes. An on-seat entertainment system offers 24 channels of live TV and 25 on-demand movies. Seat-to-seat chat messaging is also available. Virgin America currently has 53 aircraft in service.

Virgin America charges fees of $25 each for the first and second bag.

The company went public in November 2014.

In 2014, Virgin America reported revenues of $1.48 billion, a 4.6% increase. Net income was $60.1 million. The airline reported average fares in 2014 of $204.27 and average fuel costs of $3.08 per gallon.

"2014 was a remarkable year for Virgin America on every front," said David Cush, Virgin America's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We achieved record profitability and significantly strengthened our balance sheet by going public in the second largest airline IPO in history. Both our existing and new investors have shown confidence in our low-cost, high-amenity business model -- and we've continued to sweep the major travel awards for both operational excellence and our innovative service. Importantly, we ve also continued to exceed the industry average in Revenue per Available Seat Mile (RASM) growth and also shown a significant RASM premium on some of the nation s most competitive business routes. Our 2014 results are a credit to both our guest-focused Teammates and a consistent, award-winning product."


The airline launched in August 2007 and was founded by the Virgin Group of England led by billionaire Sir Richard Brinson.

Virgin Group also operates Virgin Atlantic Airways which flies to 34 destinations including U.S. and England.


Health and Welfare Benefits
Regular full-time team members are eligible to enroll themselves (and their eligible dependents) in our group health and welfare plans on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment. Eligible dependents include:

  • A team member’s spouse or domestic partner
  • Unmarried children (natural, step, foster, adopted or legal charge) under age 26.

Virgin America offers our full-time team members a choice of plans providing comprehensive medical coverage and prescription drug coverage. Our medical plan options vary based on your location.

Regular full-time team members may participate in the group dental plan that offers preventative, major restorative and orthodontic coverage – as well as freedom of choice in dental providers.

Virgin America offers regular full-time team members a vision care plan that provides affordable eye care benefits including: exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses.

EAP provides confidential professional assistance to help team members and their families resolve problems that affect their personal lives or job performance. The EAP team member assistance program is available at no additional cost to all Virgin America full-time and regular part-time team members.

Life Insurance
Virgin America pays for basic life insurance protection for full-time team members. Team members may also purchase additional coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents.

Disability Coverage
Regular full-time team members are covered by Virgin America’s long-term disability program. This plan provides income protection for those unable to work due to a long-term illness or injury. Team members may also purchase additional short-term and long-term disability coverage.

Virgin America makes it possible for our team members to save for retirement through the 401(k) plan. Regular full-time and part-time team members can enroll in the 401(k) plan on the first of the month following 90 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts are available for team members to save money on certain types of medical and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.

Commuter Account
Virgin America offers a pre-tax spending account for commuting expenses. Team members can contribute on a monthly basis toward public transportation and parking costs.

Team Travel
One of the coolest perks of being a team member at Virgin America are the travel privileges. Full and part time employees and their eligible friends and family members enjoy free flights on Virgin America and discounted travel with other carriers.

Additional discounts are available to our team members on a variety of products and services including electronics, music, cell phones, rental cars, hotels, restaurants and more.

Updated April 9, 2015