Delta Sees Decline in February Traffic, Prasm Remains Flat

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 March 2017
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IMG_4454 (1)Delta Air Lines announced operational results for February 2017.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 14.14 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 1.7% from 14.38 billion in February 2016.  Domestic traffic dropped 0.1% to 9.05 billion RPMs from 9.06 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 5.09 billion RPMs, a 4.4% decrease from 5.32 billion RPMs last February.

Total system-wide capacity for the month decreased by 3.4% to 17.43 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 18.04 billion last year.  The airline’s domestic capacity was 11.01 billion ASMs, a year-over-year drop of 1.6% from 11.19 billion in February 2016, while international capacity decreased 6.3% year-over-year to 6.42 billion ASMs from 6.85 billion during February of last year.

The carrier reported an increase of 1.4 percentage points in its system-wide load factor to 81.1% from 79.7% last February.  Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 1.2 percentage points to 82.1% from 80.9% while its international load factor increased by 1.6 percentage points to 79.3% from last year’s 77.7%.

Delta said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month remained flat year-over-year.

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