Delta Passenger Revenue Down 5% in June
The nation’s third-largest airline said overall traffic was up by 3.1% in June, while consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, a key measure, decreased by 5%, reflecting “close-in domestic yield weakness and continued pressures from foreign exchange.”
Total system traffic for the month was 20.26 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.1% from 19.65 billion in June 2015. Domestic traffic rose 3.7% to 11.98 billion RPMs from 11.55 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 8.27 billion RPMs, a 2.2% rise from 8.09 billion RPMs last May.
Capacity increased 3.5% to 23.10 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, while load factor, or the percentage or seats filled, dropped slightly to 87.7% from 88.1% a year earlier.
The total number of passengers boarded in June rose 2.9%.
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