Delta Says Consolidated Passenger Unit Revenue Fell in January

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 February 2017
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DSC_4996 (1)Delta Air Lines announced operational results for January 2017.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 15.64 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.4% from 15.58 billion in January 2016.  Domestic traffic rose 3.1% to 9.59 billion RPMs from 9.3 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 6.05 billion RPMs, a 3.6% decrease from 6.28 billion RPMs last January.

Total system-wide capacity for the month increased by 0.6% to 19.27 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 19.15 billion last year.  The airline’s domestic capacity was 11.87 billion ASMs, a year-over-year rise of 3.4% from 11.47 billion in January 2016, while international capacity decreased 3.7% year-over-year to 7.4 billion ASMs from 7.68 billion during January of last year.

The carrier reported a decrease of 0.1 percentage points in its system-wide load factor to 81.2% from 81.3% last January.  Delta’s domestic load factor decreased by 0.3 percentage points to 80.8% from 81.1% while its international load factor increased by 0.1 percentage points to 81.8% from last year’s 81.7%.

Delta said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month decreased by 2.5% year-over-year.

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