Delta Sees Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for November

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 December 2016
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IMG_4454 (1)Delta Air Lines announced operational results for November 2016.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 15.61 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.3% from 15.56 billion in November 2015.  Domestic traffic rose 3.8% to 10.47 billion RPMs from 10.08 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 5.14 billion RPMs, a 6.1% decrease from 5.48 billion RPMs last November.

Total system-wide capacity for the month decreased by 0.7% to 18.37 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 18.5 billion last year.  The airline’s domestic capacity was 12.04 billion ASMs, a year-over-year rise of 2.3% from 11.77 billion in November 2015, while international capacity decreased 6% year-over-year to 6.33 billion ASMs from 6.73 billion during November of last year.

The carrier reported an increase of 0.9 percentage points in its system-wide load factor to 85% from 84.1% last November.  Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 1.3 percentage points to 87% from 85.7% while its international load factor decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 81.2% from last year’s 81.4%.

Delta said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month decreased by 1%.

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