Having lost a bid to receive confidential treatment for financial and traffic information that it is required to file with the US Dept. of Transportation as a certificated carrier, Virgin America yesterday said it suffered a $175.4 million loss in the first three quarters of 2008. The airline had sought to have the so-called Form 41 information kept out of DOT's publicly available databases. San Francisco-based VX launched in August 2007 and now operates 28 A320s to Los Angeles, New York ...

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