Delta Reports Operating Performance for October 2018

ATLANTANov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for October 2018. The company carried 16.5 million customers across its broad global network, a record for the month of October.

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:

  • Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Delta-Northwest merger, providing Delta with the scope and scale to create a durable business capable of investing in its people, products, and service
  • Taking the first U.S. delivery of the efficient A220-100, the latest investment in Delta’s fleet modernization program with inaugural flights on top domestic business routes set to begin in January
  • Announcing new international routes including BostonEdinburgh and BostonLisbon to begin in Summer 2019 and proposed Minneapolis/St. PaulShanghai service to begin in 2020 pending governmental approvals
  • Inducting the first engine into the new state-of-the-art engine repair shop, where maintenance will be performed on the most sophisticated and advanced engines

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 302 destinations in 52 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 AmsterdamAtlanta, BostonDetroitLos AngelesMexico CityMinneapolis/St. PaulNew York-JFK and LaGuardiaLondonHeathrowParis-Charles de GaulleSalt Lake City, São Paulo, SeattleSeoul, and TokyoNarita. 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

Oct 2018

Oct 2017

Change

Oct 2018

Oct 2017

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

11,988,215

11,610,864

3.2%

118,874,016

113,476,086

4.8%

International

6,793,738

6,686,032

1.6%

71,906,737

71,353,393

0.8%

Latin America

1,309,239

1,334,609

(1.9%)

16,938,450

17,380,452

(2.5%)

Atlantic

3,848,929

3,642,975

5.7%

37,853,937

36,476,974

3.8%

Pacific

1,635,570

1,708,448

(4.3%)

17,114,350

17,495,967

(2.2%)

Total System

18,781,953

18,296,896

2.7%

190,780,753

184,829,479

3.2%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

13,950,090

13,329,798

4.7%

139,094,518

132,248,737

5.2%

International

8,015,425

7,954,956

0.8%

83,711,840

83,301,423

0.5%

Latin America

1,589,517

1,583,360

0.4%

19,721,447

19,973,270

(1.3%)

Atlantic

4,471,014

4,381,852

2.0%

44,200,292

43,085,367

2.6%

Pacific

1,954,893

1,989,744

(1.8%)

19,790,101

20,242,786

(2.2%)

Total System

21,965,515

21,284,754

3.2%

222,806,358

215,550,160

3.4%

Load Factor:

Domestic

85.9%

87.1%

 (1.2) Pts

85.5%

85.8%

 (0.3) Pts

International

84.8%

84.0%

0.8 Pts

85.9%

85.7%

0.2 Pts

Latin America

82.4%

84.3%

 (1.9) Pts

85.9%

87.0%

 (1.1) Pts

Atlantic

86.1%

83.1%

3.0 Pts

85.6%

84.7%

0.9 Pts

Pacific

83.7%

85.9%

 (2.2) Pts

86.5%

86.4%

0.1 Pts

Total System

85.5%

86.0%

 (0.5) Pts

85.6%

85.7%

 (0.1) Pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.92%

99.97%

 (0.05) Pts

Mainline On-time Performance

90.0%

89.4%

0.6 Pts

          (preliminary DOT A14)

Passengers Boarded

16,547,515

16,180,826

2.3%

161,730,638

157,123,260

2.9%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

191,225

196,917

(2.9%)

1,841,895

1,803,253

2.1%

 

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