How Delta Airlines did in September

How Delta Airlines did in September

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for September 2018. The company carried 15.2 million customers across its broad global network, a record for the month of September.

A summary of achievements:

  • Achieving 97 days year to date without a single cancellation across combined mainline and Delta Connection operations, exceeding Delta’s previous full-year record in the first nine months of this year.
  • Announcing the launch of the first biometric terminal in the U.S., transforming the customer journey with a seamless travel experience through the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal in Atlanta.
  • Earning a spot in the transportation section of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the eighth consecutive year, as the first U.S. airline to offer carbon offsets to customers and the only airline to cap greenhouse gas emissions at 2012 levels through the purchase of carbon offsets.
  • Receiving certification as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work for the third straight year, with 93 percent of employees proud to work for Delta, reiterating the importance of the Delta culture.

Monthly Traffic Results

Year to Date Traffic Results

Sep 2018

Sep 2017

Change

Sep 2018

Sep 2017

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

11,100,317

10,526,699

5.4%

106,885,801

101,865,222

4.9%

International

7,209,360

7,127,900

1.1%

65,112,999

64,667,361

0.7%

Latin America

1,232,469

1,212,586

1.6%

15,629,210

16,045,843

(2.6%)

Atlantic

4,280,715

4,144,444

3.3%

34,005,009

32,833,999

3.6%

Pacific

1,696,177

1,770,870

(4.2%)

15,478,780

15,787,519

(2.0%)

Total System

18,309,678

17,654,599

3.7%

171,998,800

166,532,583

3.3%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

13,403,325

12,591,574

6.4%

125,144,428

118,918,939

5.2%

International

8,497,513

8,331,622

2.0%

75,696,415

75,346,467

0.5%

Latin America

1,506,808

1,428,762

5.5%

18,131,930

18,389,910

(1.4%)

Atlantic

4,946,856

4,829,936

2.4%

39,729,278

38,703,515

2.7%

Pacific

2,043,850

2,072,924

(1.4%)

17,835,208

18,253,042

(2.3%)

Total System

21,900,839

20,923,196

4.7%

200,840,843

194,265,406

3.4%

Load Factor:

Domestic

82.8%

83.6%

 (0.8) Pts

85.4%

85.7%

 (0.3) Pts

International

84.8%

85.6%

 (0.8) Pts

86.0%

85.8%

0.2 Pts

Latin America

81.8%

84.9%

 (3.1) Pts

86.2%

87.3%

 (1.1) Pts

Atlantic

86.5%

85.8%

0.7 Pts

85.6%

84.8%

0.8 Pts

Pacific

83.0%

85.4%

 (2.4) Pts

86.8%

86.5%

0.3 Pts

Total System

83.6%

84.4%

 (0.8) Pts

85.6%

85.7%

(0.1) Pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.87%

97.87%

2.01 Pts

Mainline On-time Performance

88.3%

88.7%

 (0.4) Pts

          (preliminary DOT A14)

Passengers Boarded

15,246,954

14,652,094

4.1%

145,183,123

140,942,434

3.0%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

187,405

187,370

0.0%

1,650,670

1,606,336

2.8%

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