Delta Air Lines Performance

Delta Reports Operating Performance for November 2017

Zero system cancellations across Delta's global operation while carrying more than 2.35 million customers on nearly 23,000 flights with an on-time arrival rate of 92.7 percent during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday;

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:  DAL) today reported operating performance for November 2017. The company carried 14.9 million passengers across its broad global network in the month.  

Monthly highlights include:

  • Setting a new No. 1 system and domestic revenue day during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period on Sunday, Nov. 26; 
  • Recording zero system cancellations across Delta's global operation while carrying more than 2.35 million customers on nearly 23,000 flights with an on-time arrival rate of 92.7 percent during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday; 
  • Receiving approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation of the trans-Pacific joint venture with Korean Air, a significant milestone; and 
  • Ranking as the No. 1 U.S. airline by the corporate travel community in the Business Travel News Airline Survey for a historic seventh consecutive year, sweeping all 10 categories and improving on the scores achieved in 2016.

Monthly Traffic Results (a)

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

Nov 2017

Nov 2016

Change

Nov 2017

Nov 2016

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

10,813,259

10,471,093

3.3%

124,288,211

120,151,575

3.4%

Delta Mainline

9,178,065

8,770,708

4.6%

105,462,258

101,080,732

4.3%

Regional

1,635,194

1,700,385

(3.8%)

18,825,954

19,070,843

(1.3%)

International

5,340,986

5,140,211

3.9%

76,696,358

76,145,537

0.7%

Latin America

1,315,905

1,311,323

0.3%

18,694,740

17,951,168

4.1%

  Delta Mainline

1,298,426

1,273,554

2.0%

18,345,998

17,446,583

5.2%

  Regional

17,479

37,769

(53.7%)

348,741

504,585

(30.9%)

Atlantic

2,455,841

2,334,442

5.2%

38,934,833

37,082,608

5.0%

Pacific

1,569,240

1,494,446

5.0%

19,066,785

21,111,761

(9.7%)

Total System

16,154,245

15,611,304

3.5%

200,984,569

196,297,112

2.4%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

12,519,405

12,040,803

4.0%

144,764,703

140,963,634

2.7%

Delta Mainline

10,511,956

9,975,033

5.4%

121,375,259

117,203,564

3.6%

Regional

2,007,449

2,065,770

(2.8%)

23,389,445

23,760,070

(1.6%)

International

6,386,611

6,327,981

0.9%

89,692,347

91,205,802

(1.7%)

Latin America

1,534,305

1,515,896

1.2%

21,507,231

21,124,544

1.8%

  Delta Mainline

1,513,040

1,465,344

3.3%

21,063,234

20,489,736

2.8%

  Regional

21,265

50,552

(57.9%)

443,997

634,808

(30.1%)

Atlantic

3,039,294

3,046,105

(0.2%)

46,128,478

46,037,938

0.2%

Pacific

1,813,012

1,765,980

2.7%

22,056,638

24,043,320

(8.3%)

Total System

18,906,016

18,368,784

2.9%

234,457,050

232,169,436

1.0%

Load Factor:

Domestic

86.4%

87.0%

 (0.6) Pts

85.9%

85.2%

0.7 Pts

Delta Mainline

87.3%

87.9%

 (0.6) Pts

86.9%

86.2%

0.7 Pts

Regional

81.5%

82.3%

 (0.8) Pts

80.5%

80.3%

0.2 Pts

International

83.6%

81.2%

2.4 Pts

85.5%

83.5%

2.0 Pts

Latin America

85.8%

86.5%

 (0.7) Pts

86.9%

85.0%

1.9 Pts

  Delta Mainline

85.8%

86.9%

 (1.1) Pts

87.1%

85.1%

2.0 Pts

  Regional

82.2%

74.7%

7.5 Pts

78.5%

79.5%

 (1.0) Pts

Atlantic

80.8%

76.6%

4.2 Pts

84.4%

80.5%

3.9 Pts

Pacific

86.6%

84.6%

2.0 Pts

86.4%

87.8%

 (1.4) Pts

Total System

85.4%

85.0%

0.4 Pts

85.7%

84.5%

1.2 Pts

Mainline Completion Factor

100.0%

100.0%

0.0 Pts

Mainline On-time Performance

93.6

91.4%

2.2 Pts

          (preliminary DOT A14)

Passengers Boarded

14,887,130

14,664,384

1.5%

172,016,821

169,087,414

1.7%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

169,980

160,001

6.2%

1,976,060

1,814,550

8.9%

aResults include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements



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