Delta Operational Results for January Up Despite Weather
Delta Air Lines announced operating results for January 2014. The Atlanta-based airline said that its traffic in January 2014 increased 4.2% year over year, while its capacity increased by 1.8%.
Total system traffic for the month increased to 14.49 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, an increase from 13.91 billion RPMs in January 2013.
Delta reported 1.784 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a 1.8% increase over the prior period, and a load factor of 81.2%, an increase from 79.4% in January 2013.
The airline’s consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased 5% year over year. Its mainline completion factor, which represents the percentage of flights that operated, dropped 4.2% from January 2013, to 95.3%.
Delta was forced to cancel over 4,000 flights in and out of its hub in Atlanta in January due to a particularly severe winter storm. January’s Prasm includes 0.5 point of benefit from weather-related cancellations.
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