Delta Reports 4.5% Increase in Prasm for June

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 July 2014
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Delta aircraft in New York

Delta aircraft in New York

Delta Air Lines announced operating results for June 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline said that its total system traffic for the month increased by 3% year-over-year, while its total capacity increased by 3.1%.

Traffic on the carrier’s domestic side of operations increased to 10.94 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 3.9% increase from 10.53 billion in June 2013.  In international markets, system traffic was up 1.9% to 8.09 billion RPMs from 7.94 billion last year.

The airline’s capacity, measured in available seat miles, or ASMs, increased by 2.2% domestically, up to 12.45 billion ASMs from last year’s 12.19 billion.  Internationally, the carrier reported 9.30 billion ASMs, an increase of 4.3% from last year’s 8.91 billion.

Delta said that its system-wide load factor for the month was the same as it was for June last year, at 87.5%.  However, the airline’s domestic load factor increased by 1.5 percentage points to 87.9%, while its international load factor decreased by 2.1 percentage points, down to 87.0% from last year’s 89.1%.

The carrier also reported a year-over-year increase of 4.5% for passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, a key measure of an airline’s performance.

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