ATLANTA, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial and operating performance for March 2017.

Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of March increased 0.5% year over year, marking the first positive monthly PRASM result for Delta since November 2015.

The company’s financial and operating performance is detailed below.    

Preliminary Financial and Operating Results

March consolidated PRASM change year over year

0.5%

March mainline completion factor

99.5%

March on-time performance (preliminary DOT A14)

86.9%

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 322 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

 

Monthly Traffic Results (a)

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

Mar 2017

Mar 2016

Change

Mar 2017

Mar 2016

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

11,719,086

11,310,295

3.6%

30,351,177

29,670,235

2.3%

Delta Mainline

9,920,088

9,479,785

4.6%

25,593,939

24,889,079

2.8%

Regional

1,798,998

1,830,510

(1.7%)

4,757,237

4,781,156

(0.5%)

International

6,449,015

6,452,830

(0.1%)

17,592,101

18,055,085

(2.6%)

Latin America

2,107,746

1,974,378

6.8%

5,940,561

5,687,334

4.5%

  Delta Mainline

2,068,700

1,918,856

7.8%

5,821,669

5,529,124

5.3%

  Regional

39,045

55,522

(29.7%)

118,891

158,210

(24.9%)

Atlantic

2,648,228

2,598,630

1.9%

6,791,565

6,862,371

(1.0%)

Pacific

1,693,041

1,879,822

(9.9%)

4,859,975

5,505,380

(11.7%)

Total System

18,168,101

17,763,125

2.3%

47,943,278

47,725,320

0.5%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

13,554,948

13,175,764

2.9%

36,436,066

35,841,633

1.7%

Delta Mainline

11,322,533

10,912,780

3.8%

30,216,880

29,606,551

2.1%

Regional

2,232,415

2,262,984

(1.4%)

6,219,186

6,235,082

(0.3%)

International

7,609,411

7,771,386

(2.1%)

21,422,025

22,303,271

(4.0%)

Latin America

2,416,514

2,354,031

2.7%

6,945,381

6,859,205

1.3%

  Delta Mainline

2,364,670

2,285,120

3.5%

6,784,657

6,659,179

1.9%

  Regional

51,844

68,911

(24.8%)

160,723

200,026

(19.6%)

Atlantic

3,258,104

3,269,329

(0.3%)

8,822,143

9,149,972

(3.6%)

Pacific

1,934,793

2,148,026

(9.9%)

5,654,502

6,294,094

(10.2%)

Total System

21,164,359

20,947,150

1.0%

57,858,092

58,144,904

(0.5%)

Load Factor:

Domestic

86.5%

85.8%

0.7

pts

83.3%

82.8%

0.5

pts

Delta Mainline

87.6%

86.9%

0.7

pts

84.7%

84.1%

0.6

pts

Regional

80.6%

80.9%

(0.3)

pts

76.5%

76.7%

(0.2)

pts

International

84.8%

83.0%

1.8

pts

82.1%

81.0%

1.1

pts

Latin America

87.2%

83.9%

3.3

pts

85.5%

82.9%

2.6

pts

  Delta Mainline

87.5%

84.0%

3.5

pts

85.8%

83.0%

2.8

pts

  Regional

75.3%

80.6%

(5.3)

pts

74.0%

79.1%

(5.1)

pts

Atlantic

81.3%

79.5%

1.8

pts

77.0%

75.0%

2.0

pts

Pacific

87.5%

87.5%

0.0

pts

85.9%

87.5%

(1.6)

pts

Total System

85.8%

84.8%

1.0

pts

82.9%

82.1%

0.8

pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.5%

99.9%

(0.4)

pts

Passengers Boarded

16,209,515

15,777,184

2.7%

42,290,044

41,913,269

0.9%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

172,130

162,773

5.7%

470,077

476,956

(1.4%)

aResults include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements

 

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SOURCE Delta Air Lines