Delta Sees Load Factor Drop for April

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 May 2018
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DSC_0121Delta Air Lines announced operational results for April 2018.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 18.26 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 3.7% increase from 17.61 billion RPMs April 2017.  Domestic traffic rose 7.1%, from 10.77 billion RPMs to 11.52 billion RPMs, while international traffic decreased to 6.73 billion RPMs, a 1.6% drop from 6.84 billion RPMs the previous April.

Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 21.45 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 20.63 billion ASMs, a 4% increase. The airline’s domestic capacity was 13.52 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 7.6% from 12.57 billion in April 2017, while international capacity dropped by 1.8% year-over-year, down to 7.92 billion ASMs from 8.07 billion last year.

Load factor for the month was 85.1%, down 0.2 percentage points from 85.3% last April. Delta’s domestic load factor decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 85.2% from 85.6%, while its international load factor rose by 0.2 percentage points to 85% from last year’s 84.8%.

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