Delta Air Lines Performance

Delta Reports Operating Performance for March 2019

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for March 2019. The company carried a record 17.6 million customers in the month of March and a first quarter record 45 million passengers across its broad global network in 2019.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for March 2019. The company carried a record 17.6 million customers in the month of March and a first quarter record 45 million passengers across its broad global network in 2019.

Monthly highlights include:

  • Signing a contract renewal with American Express through 2029, leveraging shared strengths to deliver best-in-class value to customers and doubling the expected benefits to Delta to nearly $7 billion annually by 2023, up from $3.4 billion in 2018
  • Completing $1.3 billion in share repurchases in the March quarter by opportunistically buying back 26 million shares, reaffirming Delta's commitment to consistent shareholder returns
  • Celebrating the one-year approval of the airline's joint venture with Korean Air, featuring award winning products, including Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select available on our new aircraft, including the Airbus A350, and expanding to the Boeing 777
  • Participating in the 16th Delta Global Build with Habitat for Humanity and partnering with employees from GOL to construct six new homes for local families in Brazil, bringing the total to 270 built or rehabilitated homes in 13 different countries by Delta since 1995

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

Monthly Traffic Results

Year to Date Traffic Results

Mar 2019

Mar 2018

Change

Mar 2019

Mar 2018

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

13,064,667

12,217,143

6.9%

33,332,977

31,463,883

5.9%

International

6,877,779

6,729,113

2.2%

18,285,534

17,811,722

2.7%

Latin America

2,135,134

2,100,194

1.7%

5,855,738

5,851,551

0.1%

Atlantic

2,984,318

2,885,448

3.4%

7,567,608

7,176,596

5.4%

Pacific

1,758,327

1,743,471

0.9%

4,862,188

4,783,575

1.6%

Total System

19,942,445

18,946,256

5.3%

51,618,511

49,275,605

4.8%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

15,036,573

14,113,592

6.5%

40,229,778

37,982,589

5.9%

International

7,953,082

7,690,749

3.4%

22,190,731

21,470,423

3.4%

Latin America

2,437,260

2,391,733

1.9%

6,884,880

6,849,930

0.5%

Atlantic

3,487,689

3,336,933

4.5%

9,601,714

9,080,285

5.7%

Pacific

2,028,134

1,962,083

3.4%

5,704,137

5,540,208

3.0%

Total System

22,989,655

21,804,341

5.4%

62,420,510

59,453,012

5.0%

Load Factor:

Domestic

86.9%

86.6%

0.3 Pts

82.9%

82.8%

0.1 Pts

International

86.5%

87.5%

 (1.0) Pts

82.4%

83.0%

 (0.6) Pts

Latin America

87.6%

87.8%

 (0.2) Pts

85.1%

85.4%

 (0.3) Pts

Atlantic

85.6%

86.5%

 (0.9) Pts

78.8%

79.0%

 (0.2) Pts

Pacific

86.7%

88.9%

 (2.2) Pts

85.2%

86.3%

 (1.1) Pts

Total System

86.7%

86.9%

 (0.2) Pts

82.7%

82.9%

 (0.2) Pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.93

99.03

0.90 Pts

Mainline On-time Performance

88.2

86.9

1.3 Pts

          (preliminary DOT A14)

Passengers Boarded

17,617,698

16,581,727

6.2%

45,063,205

42,886,432

5.1%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

178,511

188,750

(5.4%)

487,862

503,844

(3.2%)



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