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Delta Reports Operating Performance for August 2018

Sep 05, 2018

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for August 2018. The company carried 18.3 million customers across its broad global network, a record for the month of August.    

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

Monthly highlights include:

  • Opening a new 127,000-square-foot state-of-the-art engine repair shop, which will support the next-generation Rolls-Royce powerplants featured on Delta's Airbus A350 and the forthcoming A330-900neo through the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul business 
  • Installing seat-back entertainment on its 600th aircraft, giving more customers than ever convenient access to free in-flight entertainment on Delta Studio, and offering more aircraft with seat-back entertainment than any airline in the world
  • Announcing new Summer 2019 trans-Atlantic flying to include expanded service to Paris and Amsterdam from Los Angeles; expanded service to Paris and Tel Aviv from New York-JFK, and new service to Amsterdam from Tampa
  • Aligning the corporate customer program with joint venture partner Air France-KLM in an industry-first program to enhance benefits for the corporate travel experience, including better seats and priority boarding

The company's operating performance is detailed in the table below.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 309 destinations in 53 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, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, 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 and Facebook.com/delta.

 

 




Monthly Traffic Results


Year to Date Traffic Results
































Aug 2018


Aug 2017


Change


Aug 2018


Aug 2017


Change















RPMs (000):














Domestic

13,680,026


12,961,712


5.5%


95,785,484


91,338,523


4.9%


International

8,722,000


8,656,170


0.8%


57,903,639


57,539,461


0.6%



Latin America

1,676,598


1,728,519


(3.0%)


14,396,742


14,833,257


(2.9%)



Atlantic

5,050,625


4,859,560


3.9%


29,724,294


28,689,555


3.6%



Pacific

1,994,777


2,068,091


(3.5%)


13,782,603


14,016,649


(1.7%)


Total System

22,402,026


21,617,882


3.6%


153,689,123


148,877,984


3.2%





























ASMs (000):














Domestic

15,633,289


14,886,938


5.0%


111,741,103


106,327,365


5.1%


International

9,823,927


9,702,173


1.3%


67,198,902


67,014,845


0.3%



Latin America

1,908,501


1,938,668


(1.6%)


16,625,122


16,961,148


(2.0%)



Atlantic

5,674,874


5,491,818


3.3%


34,782,421


33,873,579


2.7%



Pacific

2,240,552


2,271,687


(1.4%)


15,791,359


16,180,118


(2.4%)


Total System

25,457,216


24,589,111


3.5%


178,940,005


173,342,210


3.2%





























Load Factor:














Domestic

87.5%


87.1%


0.4 Pts


85.7%


85.9%


 (0.2) Pts


International

88.8%


89.2%


 (0.4) Pts


86.2%


85.9%


0.3 Pts



Latin America

87.8%


89.2%


 (1.4) Pts


86.6%


87.5%


 (0.9) Pts



Atlantic

89.0%


88.5%


0.5 Pts


85.5%


84.7%


0.8 Pts



Pacific

89.0%


91.0%


 (2.0) Pts


87.3%


86.6%


0.7 Pts


Total System

88.0%


87.9%


0.1 Pts


85.9%


85.9%


0.0 Pts















Mainline Completion Factor

99.84%


99.80%


0.04 Pts





















Mainline On-time Performance

83.3%


87.4%


 (4.1) Pts







          (preliminary DOT A14)


























Passengers Boarded

18,320,988


17,622,324


4.0%


129,936,169


126,290,340


2.9%















Cargo Ton Miles (000):

197,600


194,926


1.4%


1,463,265


1,418,966


3.1%















Note: Results are preliminary and include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements




 

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