Delta June Traffic Up, Prasm Down
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 19.65 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.2%, up from 19.03 billion in June 2014. Domestic traffic rose 5.6%, up to 11.55 billion RPMs from 10.94 billion last year, while international traffic rose 0.1% to 8.1 billion RPMs, up from 8.09 billion during the same period of 2014.
Total system-wide capacity for the month increased 2.6% to 22.31 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 21.75 billion last year. The airline’s domestic capacity was 13 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.4% from 12.45 billion in June 2014, while international capacity also increased, up 0.2% year-over-year, to 9.31 billion ASMs from 9.3 billion during June of last year.
The airline reported an increase in system-wide load factor, with a rise of 0.6 percentage point, up to 88.1% from 87.5 last June. Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 1 percentage point, up to 88.9% from 87.9% last year, while international load factor decreased 0.1 percentage points, down to 86.9% from last year’s 87%.
The carrier said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month decreased by 4.5%. Delta says that approximately half of the decline can be attributed to foreign exchange pressure and lower surcharges in international markets.
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