3-Oct-2012 12:29 PM

Delta Air Lines pax numbers down 2% in Sep-2012, PRASM up 1%

Delta Air Lines reports (02-Oct-2012) the following traffic highlights in Sep-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 13.1 million, -1.9% year-on-year;
  • Revenue passenger miles: -1.1%;
  • Passenger load factor: 83.2%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Domestic: 80.5%, -2.5 ppts;
    • International: 87%, +2.5 ppts;
    • Latin America: 82.7%, +5.6 ppts;
    • Europe: 89.9%, +2.0 ppts;
    • Asia Pacific: 84.3%, +2.5 ppts;
  • Consolidated PRASM: +0.5%. [more – original PR]

Delta Air Lines: “Delta continued to have solid revenue performance, with September month unit revenues up 0.5% year-over-year against a very strong performance in September 2011. This result is lower than previous guidance due to slightly lower walk-up traffic as well as incremental capacity due to strong completion factors and charter flying.  Forward bookings remain solid for the fourth quarter; based on current demand trends, Delta expects a year over year improvement for October 2012 unit revenues in the low single digits.” Source: Company statement, 02-Oct-2012.