Woohoo! Virgin America, that funky, daring start-up carrier that gives you fully-loaded in-flight entertainment (Panasonic/CoKinetics) and connectivity (Aircell’s Gogo) has just posted its first operating profit. Freaking A, that’s great. Is robust IFEC paying off?
Key quote from Virgin America CEO David Cush:
“Despite an uncertain economic climate since our 2007 launch, we’repleased to report steady and strong financial performance and our firstquarterly operating profit. At a time when flyers are more discerning than ever, itis clear that our low fares, award-winning guest service and innovativeamenities continue to convert a growing network of loyal travelers. Welook forward to bringing our unique value proposition to more travelersas we grow in 2010 and beyond. ”