Delta Passenger Traffic Up 2.8% in July
Delta Air Lines announced operational results for July 2014.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 19.97 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.8%, up from 19.42 billion in July 2013. Domestic traffic rose 4.7%, up to 11.58 billion RPMs from 11.07 billion last year, while international traffic rose 0.3% to 8.39 billion RPMs, up from 8.36 billion during the same period of 2013.
Total system-wide capacity for the month also increased, up 2.2% to 22.82 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 22.33 billion last year. The airline’s domestic capacity was 13.07 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.6% from 12.87 billion in July 2013, while international capacity also increased, up 3% year-over-year, to 9.75 billion ASMs from 9.47 billion during July of last year.
The airline reported a system-wide load factor of 87.5%, a year-over-year increase of 0.5 percentage points from 87% last year. Domestic load factor increased by 2.6 percentage points, up to 88.6% from 86% last year, while international load factor decreased 2.3 percentage points, down to 86% from last year’s 88.3%.
Meanwhile, Delta’s passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 3% year-over-year. The carrier said that the increase was driven largely by “continued strength in domestic markets.”
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