Delta Sees Traffic Increase in September
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 17.6 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.4% from 17.36 billion in September 2015. Domestic traffic rose 4.6% to 10.49 billion RPMs from 10.03 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 7.1 billion RPMs, a 3% decrease from 7.32 billion RPMs last September.
Total system-wide capacity for the month increased 1.8% to 20.8 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 20.43 billion last year. The airline’s domestic capacity was 12.31 billion ASMs, a year-over-year rise of 4.1% from 11.83 billion in September 2015, while international capacity decreased, down 1.4% year-over-year to 8.48 billion ASMs from 8.6 billion during September of last year.
The carrier reported a decrease of 0.4 percentage points in its system-wide load factor to 84.6% from 85% last September. Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 2 percentage points to 85.2% from 84.8 while its international load factor decreased by 1.3 percentage points to 83.8% from last year’s 85.1%.
Delta said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month decreased by3%.
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