Delta Reports Rise in Traffic and Prasm for September

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 October 2014
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Delta aircraft at JFK

Delta aircraft at JFK

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for September 2014.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 16.95 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.4%, up from 16.08 billion in September 2013. Domestic traffic rose 5.7%, up to 9.6 billion RPMs from 9.09 billion last year, while international traffic rose 5.2% to 7.35 billion RPMs, up from 6.99 billion during the same period of 2013.

Total system-wide capacity for the month also increased, up 4.9% to 20.24 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 19.3 billion last year. The airline’s domestic capacity was 11.58 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 3% from 11.24 billion in September 2013, while international capacity also increased, up 7.5% year-over-year, to 8.66 billion ASMs from 8.06 billion during September of last year.

The airline reported a system-wide load factor of 83.7%, a year-over-year increase of 0.4 percentage points from 83.3% last year. Domestic load factor increased by 2.1 percentage points, up to 82.9% from 80.8% last year, while international load factor decreased 1.9 percentage points, down to 84.9% from last year’s 86.8%.

Meanwhile, Delta’s passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 2% year-over-year.

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