ATLANTA, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for March 2018. The company carried 16.6 million passengers across its broad global network, a record for the month of March. 

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com. (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Monthly highlights include:

  • Receiving final approvals to launch a joint venture with Korean Air that will offer customers world-class travel benefits across one of the most comprehensive route networks in the trans-Pacific market, including a combined network of more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia.
  • Announcing new developments in customer experience innovation with biometric check-in at Delta Sky Clubs and a new Delta Sky Club at Phoenix Sky Harbor coming in late 2018.
  • Establishing new connections for customers via Salt Lake City to Cleveland, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn., to New York-LGA; and Boston to Las Vegas, achieving a milestone of 50 nonstop destinations at Boston Logan by this fall.

The company’s operating performance is detailed in the table below.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 312 destinations in 55 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, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, LondonHeathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and TokyoNarita. 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

Year to Date Traffic Results

Mar 2018

Mar 2017

Change

Mar 2018

Mar 2017

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

12,217,140

11,719,085

4.2%

31,464,793

30,359,703

3.6%

International

6,729,095

6,449,015

4.3%

17,810,901

17,592,008

1.2%

Latin America

2,100,195

2,107,746

(0.4%)

5,850,798

5,940,584

(1.5%)

Atlantic

2,885,430

2,648,228

9.0%

7,176,523

6,791,622

5.7%

Pacific

1,743,470

1,693,041

3.0%

4,783,580

4,859,802

(1.6%)

Total System

18,946,235

18,168,100

4.3%

49,275,694

47,951,711

2.8%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

14,113,594

13,554,949

4.1%

37,985,800

36,448,196

4.2%

International

7,690,748

7,609,412

1.1%

21,470,350

21,423,013

0.2%

Latin America

2,391,733

2,416,514

(1.0%)

6,849,931

6,944,976

(1.4%)

Atlantic

3,336,933

3,258,105

2.4%

9,080,256

8,822,130

2.9%

Pacific

1,962,082

1,934,793

1.4%

5,540,162

5,655,907

(2.0%)

Total System

21,804,342

21,164,361

3.0%

59,456,149

57,871,209

2.7%

Load Factor:

Domestic

86.6%

86.5%

0.1 Pts

82.8%

83.3%

 (0.5) Pts

International

87.5%

84.8%

2.7 Pts

83.0%

82.1%

0.9 Pts

Latin America

87.8%

87.2%

0.6 Pts

85.4%

85.5%

 (0.1) Pts

Atlantic

86.5%

81.3%

5.2 Pts

79.0%

77.0%

2.0 Pts

Pacific

88.9%

87.5%

1.4 Pts

86.3%

85.9%

0.4 Pts

Total System

86.9%

85.8%

1.1 Pts

82.9%

82.9%

0.0 Pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.0%

99.5%

 (0.5) Pts

Mainline On-time Performance

86.9%

86.9%

0.0 Pts

          (preliminary DOT A14)

Passengers Boarded

16,581,725

16,209,515

2.3%

42,888,795

42,296,330

1.4%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

188,719

172,313

9.5%

503,677

470,510

7.0%

Note: Results include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements

 

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