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5-Sep-2016 9:15 AM

Delta Air Lines pax down 3%, 84% load factor in Aug-2016

Delta Air Lines passenger numbers down 3% – traffic highlights in Aug-2016:

  • Passenger numbers: 16.3 million, -3.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -2.8%;
    • Domestic: -1.5%;
      • Mainline: -1.1%;
      • Regional: -3.5%;
    • International: -4.7%;
      • Latin America: -2.9%;
        • Mainline: -3.4%;
        • Regional: +20.4%;
      • Atlantic: -3.3%;
      • Pacific: -8.7%;
  • Passenger load factor: 84.4%, -2.9 ppts;
    • Domestic: 83.4%, -3.5 ppts;
      • Mainline: 84.2%, -3.6 ppts;
      • Regional: 79.4%, -2.9 ppts;
    • International: 85.9%, -2.0 ppts;
      • Latin America: 86.6%, +0.4 ppt;
        • Mainline: 86.7%, +0.5 ppt;
        • Regional: 82.6%, -2.1 ppts;
      • Atlantic: 82.8%, -4.2 ppts;
      • Pacific: 92.2%, +1.2 ppts.
  • Cargo traffic (FTMs): -12.8%. [more - original PR]

Delta: “Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of August declined 9.5% year over year, as the company continues to see pressure from close-in domestic yield weakness, the ongoing supply-demand imbalance in the Transatlantic, and headwinds from its Yen hedge positions.” Source: Company statement, 02-Sep-2016

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