5-Jun-2012 1:27 PM

Delta Air Lines pax numbers down 1.2% in May-2012, PRASM up 6%

Delta Air Lines reports (04-Jun-2012) the following traffic highlights in May-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 14.2 million, -1.2% year-on-year;
  • Revenue passenger miles: -0.6%;
  • Passenger load factor: 84.1%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Domestic: 85.4%, +0.3 ppt;
    • International: 82.4%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Latin America: 78.5%, +3.1 ppts;
    • Europe: 84.6%, +0.9 ppt;
    • Asia Pacific: 80.8%, -2.6 ppts;
  • Consolidated PRASM: +6%. [more – original PR]

Delta: “Delta's consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) increased 6% for the month of May as compared to the prior year. While lower than recent guidance by one point, May's performance is strong when viewed in the context of an exceptional May performance in 2011. The variance to recent guidance is due primarily to the impact from competitor fare actions in the second half of the month. Delta expects strong peak season revenue performance,” Source: Company statement, 04-Jun-2012