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Delta Air Lines reports strong September traffic results

by BA Staff

American full service carrier Delta Air Lines reported its traffic results for September 2013. Unit passenger revenues continued the summer’s strong performance, increasing 5.5% year over year. Highlights include:

  • 5.5% increase in passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM)
  • Projected September quarter per gallon fuel price: $2.98 – $3.03
  • September mainline completion factor 99.9%
  • September on time performance: 90.2%
The table below provides a summary of the full traffic results

Region Sep-13 Sep-12 Change
RPMs (billion)
*Traffic Domestic 9.08 8.99 1.0%
Mainline 7.36 7.22 1.8%
Regional 1.73 1.77 -2.2%
International 6.99 6.8 2.8%
Latin America 1.07 0.94 13.8%
Atlantic 3.8 3.72 2.2%
Pacific 2.11 2.13 -1.0%
Total System 16.07 15.79 1.8%
ASMs (billion)
*Capacity Domestic 11.24 11.17 0.7%
Mainline 8.96 8.88 0.9%
Regional 2.28 2.28
International 8.06 7.81 3.1%
Latin America 1.32 1.14 15.5%
Atlantic 4.2 4.14 1.4%
Pacific 2.54 2.53 0.2%
Total System 19.3 18.98 1.7%
Load Factor Domestic 80.8% 80.5% 0.3
Mainline 82.1% 81.3% 0.8
Regional 75.8% 77.5% -1.7
International 86.8% 87.0% -0.2
Latin America 81.4% 82.7% -1.3
Atlantic 90.6% 89.9% 0.7
Pacific 83.2% 84.3% -1.1
Total System 83.3% 83.2% -0.1
Passengers Boarded Total System 13.25 million 13.12 million 0.9%
Cargo Ton Miles Total System 201.57 million 202.71 million -0.6%

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