Delta Sees Increase in Prasm, Traffic for May

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 June 2017
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DSC_5025Delta Air Lines announced operational results for May 2017.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 19.14 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.7% from 18.82 billion in May 2016.  Domestic traffic rose 2.9% to 11.79 billion RPMs from 11.46 billion last year, while international traffic decreased to 7.35 billion RPMs, a 0.1% drop from 7.36 billion RPMs last May.

Total system-wide capacity for the month remained even at 22.07 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, while the airline’s domestic capacity was 13.49 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.1% from 13.2 billion in May 2016. International capacity decreased 3.1% year-over-year to 8.58 billion ASMs from 8.86 billion during May of last year.

The carrier reported an increase of 1.4 percentage points in its system-wide load factor to 86.7% from 85.3% last May.  Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 0.6 percentage points to 87.4% from 86.8%, while its international load factor increased by 2.6 percentage points to 85.7% from last year’s 83.1%.

Delta said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the month increased by 3.5% year-over-year.

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