Virgin America A319. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. Virgin America reported a first-quarter net loss of $44.6 million, widened from a year-ago deficit of $35.5 million, owing to “investment in growth and increased fuel prices,” the carrier said. Revenue climbed 37% year-over-year to $201.1 million while expenses rose 37% to $230.6 million, producing an operating loss of $29.5 million, widened from an operating loss of $21.6 million in the prior-year quarter. “Despite ...

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