4-Dec-2013 12:27 PM

Delta Air Lines pax numbers down 4% in Nov-2013, PRASM down 3%

Delta Air Lines reports (04-Dec-2013) the following traffic highlights in Nov-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 12.5 million, -3.6% year-on-year;
    • Revenue passenger miles: -2.4%;
    • Passenger load factor: 79.4%, -3.1 ppts;
      • Domestic: 78.7%, -4.2 ppts;
      • International: 80.6%, -1.2 ppts;
      • Latin America: 83.8%, +1.6 ppts;
      • Europe: 78.5%, -2.5 ppts;
      • Asia Pacific: 81.5%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Consolidated PRASM: -3.0%. [more - original PR]

Delta: “Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of November decreased 3% year over year driven by the calendar placement of the Thanksgiving holiday, which added an extra week of off-peak travel in the month and shifted Thanksgiving return traffic into December.  Overall demand for Thanksgiving travel was especially strong, with more than 2.6 million passengers traveling over the holiday period.  With the Thanksgiving travel shift and solid bookings for the remainder of the year, Delta is currently forecasting its unit revenues to increase 7 – 9% year over year for the month of December,” Source: Company statement, 03-Dec-2013.

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