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4-Jan-2013 12:46 PM

Delta Air Lines pax numbers down 1% in Dec-2012, PRASM up 4%. 165m pax in 2012

Delta Air Lines reports (03-Jan-2013) the following traffic highlights:

  • Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 12.5 million, -0.8% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 82.7%, +1.8 ppts;
      • Domestic: 81.5%, +0.8 ppt;
      • International: 84.6%, +3.4 ppts;
      • Latin America: 83.1%, +3.3 ppts;
      • Europe: 84.7%, +2.8 ppts;
      • Asia Pacific: 85.4%, +4.4 ppts;
    • Consolidated PRASM: +4.0%;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 164.6 million, +0.4%;
    • Revenue passenger miles: +0.1%;
      • Domestic: -0.3%;
      • International: +0.7%;
      • Latin America: +5.7%;
      • Europe: -3.7%;
      • Asia Pacific: +5.9%;
    • Passenger load factor: 83.7%, +1.6 ppts;
      • Domestic: 84%, +0.8 ppt;
      • International: 83.3%, +2.6 ppts;
      • Latin America: 81.6%, +2.8 ppts;
      • Europe: 84.1%, +2.8 ppts;
      • Asia Pacific: 83.2%, +2.6 ppts. [more – original PR]

Delta: “For the month of December, Delta's unit revenues improved 4% versus prior year, driven by strong holiday demand, merchandising revenue growth and continued capacity discipline.” Source: Company statement, 03-Jan-2013.

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