Virgin America lost $18.8 million in the fourth quarter and $80.8 million for all of 2009, the U.S. carrier reported April 22, but President and CEO David Cush sees plenty of reason for optimism and still expects his airline to post its first annual operating profit this year. Virgin America is privately held, but it releases selected financial results in advance of the U.S. Transportation Department’s public release of Form 41 financial data that most airlines are required to provide. ...


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