July 30 (Reuters) - Virgin America Inc, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, reported a 76 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher U.S. travel and lower fuel costs.
The company’s net income rose to $65 million in the second quarter ended June 30, from $37 million a year earlier.
However, earnings per share fell to $1.47 from $11.92 due to a higher number of shares outstanding in the latest quarter.
Total operating revenue rose 0.5 percent to $400.9 million. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)