Delta Sees Traffic Increase in April

By Jesse Sokolow on 5 May 2017
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DSC_5025Delta Air Lines announced operational results for April 2017.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 17.61 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.6% from 17.34 billion in April 2016.  Domestic traffic rose 0.2% to 10.76 billion RPMs from 10.74 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 6.84 billion RPMs, a 3.6% rise from 6.59 billion RPMs last April.

Total system-wide capacity for the month decreased by 0.8% to 20.64 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 20.8 billion last year.  The airline’s domestic capacity was 12.57 billion ASMs, a year-over-year drop of 0.1% from 12.59 billion in April 2016, while international capacity decreased 1.8% year-over-year to 8.07 billion ASMs from 8.21 billion during April of last year.

The carrier reported an increase of 2 percentage points in its system-wide load factor to 85.3% from 83.3% last April.  Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 0.3 percentage points to 85.6% from 85.3% while its international load factor increased by 4.5 percentage points to 84.8% from last year’s 80.3%.

Delta said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month increased by 1% year-over-year, despite around 2 points of negative impacts brought about by storms in Atlanta in April.

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