Delta Sees Load Factor Drop in September

By Jesse Sokolow on 3 October 2017
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DSC_5025Delta Air Lines announced operational results for September 2017.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 17.65 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.3% from 17.6 billion in September 2016.  Domestic traffic also rose 0.3%, up to 10.53 billion RPMs from 10.50 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 7.13 billion RPMs, a 0.3% rise from 7.1 billion RPMs the previous September.

Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 20.92 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 20.8 billion ASMs, a 0.6% increase. The airline’s domestic capacity was 12.59 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.2% from 12.31 billion in September 2016, while international capacity decreased by 1.8% year-over-year, down to 84.8 billion ASMs from 8.22 billion last year.

Load factor for the month was 84.4%, down 0.2 percentage points from 84.6% last September. Delta’s domestic load factor decreased by 1.6 percentage points to 83.6% from 85.2%, while its international load factor increased by 1.8 percentage points to 85.6% from last year’s 83.8%.

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