Delta Prasm Up 2% in August

By Jesse Sokolow on 3 September 2014
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Delta aircraft taking off from Newark

Delta aircraft taking off from Newark

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for August 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline reported that its passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the month increased by 2% as compared to August 2013.  Delta said the increase was driven mainly by growth in its domestic operations.

The carrier’s total system traffic in August was 20.034 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.1% from 19.438 billion RPMs in the same period last year.  Domestic traffic rose by 3.8% to 11.430 billion RPMs from 11.007 billion last year, while international RPMs also increased 2.1% to 8.604 billion RPMs from 8.431 billion last year.

Total system-wide capacity for the month was 22.867 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.7% from 22.267 billion ASMs in August 2013.  Domestic capacity increased by 1.6% to 13.110 billion ASMs from 12.900 billion last year, while international ASMs also rose by 4.2%, up to 9.757 billion ASMs from 9.367 billion last year.

The airline’s load factor for the month was 87.6%, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 87.3% in August of last year. Domestic load factor increased by 1.9 percentage points to 87.2% from 85.3% last year, while international load factor decreased by 1.8 percentage points to 88.2% from 90% last year.

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