Delta Sees Traffic Increase for October

By Jesse Sokolow on 3 November 2017
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A Delta 747 at JFK.

A Delta 747 at JFK.

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for October 2017.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the months was 18.3 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.1% from 17.57 billion in October 2016.  Domestic traffic also rose 4.9%, up to 11.61 billion RPMs from 11.07 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 6.69 billion RPMs, a 2.5% rise from 6.5 billion RPMs the previous October.

Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 21.29 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 20.65 billion ASMs, a 3.1% increase. The airline’s domestic capacity was 13.33 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.7% from 12.74 billion in October 2016, while international capacity increased by 0.6% year-over-year, up to 7.96 billion ASMs from 7.90 billion last year.

Load factor for the month was 86%, up 0.9 percentage points from 85.1% last October. Delta’s domestic load factor increased by 0.2 percentage points to 87.1% from 86.9%, while its international load factor increased by 1.8 percentage points to 84% from last year’s 82.2%.

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