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Delta Air Lines pax numbers up 1.9% in Mar-2012, PRASM up 13%

4-Apr-2012 12:00 PM

Delta Air Lines reports (03-Apr-2012) the following traffic highlights:

  • Mar-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 14.5 million, +1.9% year-on-year;
    • Revenue passenger miles: +2.0%;
    • Passenger load factor: 84.1%, +4.4 ppts;
      • Domestic: 86.3%, +3.0 ppts;
      • International: 80.8%, +6.5 ppts;
      • Latin America: 78%, +1.1 ppts;
      • Europe: 81.4%, +7.9 ppts;
      • Asia Pacific: 82.2%, +8.3 ppts;
  • 3 months ended Mar-2012:
    • Revenue passenger miles: +1.0%;
      • Domestic: +0.8%;
      • International: +1.3%;
      • Latin America: +1.9%;
      • Europe: -0.8%;
      • Asia Pacific: +3.9%;
    • Passenger load factor: 79.7%, +3.3 ppts;
      • Domestic: 81.3%, +2.7 ppts;
      • International: 77.4%, +4.3 ppts;
      • Latin America: 77.9%, +1.7 ppts;
      • Europe: 74.6%, +6.1 ppts;
      • Asia Pacific: 81.2%, +2.7 ppts. [more – original PR]

Delta: “March consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) increased 13.0 percent compared to the prior year period as a result of strong demand, particularly from corporate customers, which generated improvements in yield and load factor across all regions.  Revenue for the month exceeded prior expectations on improved close-in bookings and better Pacific performance,” Source: Company statement, 03-Apr-2012.