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Delta Reports Financial and Operating Performance for December 2016

Jan 04, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2017 Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial and operating performance for December 2016.

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com.

Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of December was flat year over year, driven by strong demand trends and improving close-in domestic yields as Delta's capacity actions and revenue management strategies continue to benefit results.   

In an Investor Update issued this morning, Delta announced that it now expects unit revenue to decline 2.5-3.0% for the December quarter given the better than expected result for the month of December.

The company's financial and operating performance is detailed below.    

Preliminary Financial and Operating Results

 

December consolidated PRASM change year over year

              Flat

December mainline completion factor

99.8%

December on-time performance (preliminary DOT A14)

81.4%

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.




Monthly Traffic Results (a)


Year to Date Traffic Results (a)



































Dec 2016


Dec 2015


Change


Dec 2016


Dec 2015


Change

















RPMs (000):















Domestic

10,636,872


10,195,541


4.3%


130,780,386


126,298,054


3.5%




Delta Mainline

8,870,856


8,499,784


4.4%


109,948,769


105,455,123


4.3%




Regional

1,766,016


1,695,757


4.1%


20,831,617


20,842,931


(0.1%)



International

6,163,170


6,183,709


(0.3%)


82,308,456


83,327,226


(1.2%)




Latin America

1,837,398


1,691,067


8.7%


19,777,850


19,004,253


4.1%




  Delta Mainline

1,795,684


1,644,213


9.2%


19,231,852


18,587,261


3.5%




  Regional

41,715


46,854


(11.0%)


545,998


416,992


30.9%




Atlantic

2,656,911


2,687,898


(1.2%)


39,748,409


40,437,285


(1.7%)




Pacific

1,668,861


1,804,744


(7.5%)


22,782,196


23,885,688


(4.6%)



Total System

16,800,042


16,379,250


2.6%


213,088,842


209,625,280


1.7%
































ASMs (000):















Domestic

12,385,749


11,980,819


3.4%


153,337,821


146,899,201


4.4%




Delta Mainline

10,235,778


9,882,013


3.6%


127,433,151


121,094,946


5.2%




Regional

2,149,971


2,098,806


2.4%


25,904,671


25,804,255


0.4%



International

7,312,212


7,422,953


(1.5%)


98,517,727


99,864,587


(1.3%)




Latin America

2,182,224


2,052,160


6.3%


23,296,894


22,966,274


1.4%




  Delta Mainline

2,127,823


1,992,912


6.8%


22,607,753


22,435,424


0.8%




  Regional

54,402


59,248


(8.2%)


689,141


530,850


29.8%




Atlantic

3,203,215


3,293,342


(2.7%)


49,249,067


49,095,568


0.3%




Pacific

1,926,773


2,077,451


(7.3%)


25,971,766


27,802,745


(6.6%)



Total System

19,697,961


19,403,772


1.5%


251,855,548


246,763,788


2.1%
































Load Factor:















Domestic

85.9%


85.1%


0.8

pts

85.3%


86.0%


(0.7)

pts



Delta Mainline

86.7%


86.0%


0.7

pts

86.3%


87.1%


(0.8)

pts



Regional

82.1%


80.8%


1.3

pts

80.4%


80.8%


(0.4)

pts


International

84.3%


83.3%


1.0

pts

83.5%


83.4%


0.1

pts



Latin America

84.2%


82.4%


1.8

pts

84.9%


82.7%


2.2

pts



  Delta Mainline

84.4%


82.5%


1.9

pts

85.1%


82.8%


2.3

pts



  Regional

76.7%


79.1%


(2.4)

pts

79.2%


78.6%


0.6

pts



Atlantic

82.9%


81.6%


1.3

pts

80.7%


82.4%


(1.7)

pts



Pacific

86.6%


86.9%


(0.3)

pts

87.7%


85.9%


1.8

pts


Total System

85.3%


84.4%


0.9

pts

84.6%


84.9%


(0.3)

pts
















Mainline Completion Factor

99.8%


99.8%


0.0

pts






















Passengers Boarded

14,662,236


14,256,852


2.8%


183,741,787


179,394,417


2.4%
































Cargo Ton Miles (000):

164,988


170,956


(3.5%)


1,980,210


2,192,785


(9.7%)

















aResults include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements










 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delta-reports-financial-and-operating-performance-for-december-2016-300385343.html

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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