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Delta Reports Financial and Operating Performance for August 2015

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ATLANTA, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial and operating performance for August 2015.

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 August decreased 6.5 percent year over year, consistent with recent trends of pressure from foreign exchange, lower surcharges in international markets, and yields in select domestic markets.  In addition, unit revenues were negatively impacted by the timing of Labor Day holiday travel.

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

 

Preliminary Financial and Operating Results

August consolidated PRASM change year over year

(6.5%)

August mainline completion factor

99.8%

August on-time performance (preliminary DOT A14)

85.5%

 

Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine's top 50 World's Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic 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, New York-LaGuardia, 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, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.

 







Monthly Traffic Results (a)



Year to Date Traffic Results (a)





































































Aug 2015



Aug 2014



Change



Aug 2015



Aug 2014



Change

































RPMs (000):





























Domestic

12,018,114



11,430,449



5.1%



85,066,406



81,274,716



4.7%







Delta Mainline

10,135,660



9,502,652



6.7%



71,093,594



66,814,862



6.4%







Regional

1,882,454



1,927,797



(2.4%)



13,972,812



14,459,854



(3.4%)





International

8,801,007



8,604,079



2.3%



57,624,884



56,670,045



1.7%







Latin America

1,718,316



1,640,123



4.8%



13,508,885



12,610,785



7.1%







Delta Mainline

1,682,479



1,612,799



4.3%



13,249,839



12,360,804



7.2%







      Regional

35,837



27,324



31.2%



259,046



249,981



3.6%







Atlantic

4,647,969



4,556,781



2.0%



27,632,267



27,387,642



0.9%







Pacific

2,434,722



2,407,175



1.1%



16,483,732



16,671,618



(1.1%)





Total System

20,819,121



20,034,528



3.9%



142,691,290



137,944,761



3.4%































































ASMs (000):





























Domestic

13,821,764



13,109,666



5.4%



98,889,758



94,477,936



4.7%







Delta Mainline

11,535,502



10,739,107



7.4%



81,550,771



76,425,413



6.7%







Regional

2,286,261



2,370,559



(3.6%)



17,338,987



18,052,523



(4.0%)





International

10,013,075



9,756,925



2.6%



69,244,511



66,925,773



3.5%







Latin America

1,995,461



1,909,225



4.5%



16,271,207



14,999,257



8.5%







Delta Mainline

1,953,130



1,874,524



4.2%



15,941,888



14,670,960



8.7%







      Regional

42,332



34,701



22.0%



329,319



328,297



0.3%







Atlantic

5,341,868



5,136,100



4.0%



33,808,793



32,262,033



4.8%







Pacific

2,675,746



2,711,600



(1.3%)



19,164,511



19,664,483



(2.5%)





Total System

23,834,839



22,866,591



4.2%



168,134,269



161,403,709



4.2%































































Load Factor:





























Domestic

87.0%



87.2%



(0.2)

pts

86.0%



86.0%



0.0

pts





Delta Mainline

87.9%



88.5%



(0.6)

pts

87.2%



87.4%



(0.2)

pts





Regional

82.3%



81.3%



1.0

pts

80.6%



80.1%



0.5

pts



International

87.9%



88.2%



(0.3)

pts

83.2%



84.7%



(1.5)

pts





Latin America

86.1%



85.9%



0.2

pts

83.0%



84.1%



(1.1)

pts





Delta Mainline

86.1%



86.0%



0.1

pts

83.1%



84.3%



(1.2)

pts





      Regional

84.7%



78.7%



6.0

pts

78.7%



76.1%



2.6

pts





Atlantic

87.0%



88.7%



(1.7)

pts

81.7%



84.9%



(3.2)

pts





Pacific

91.0%



88.8%



2.2

pts

86.0%



84.8%



1.2

pts



Total System

87.3%



87.6%



(0.3)

pts

84.9%



85.5%



(0.6)

pts































Mainline Completion Factor

99.8%



99.6%



0.2

pts











































Passengers Boarded

16,859,924



16,117,881



4.6%



120,609,498



115,623,475



4.3%





























































































Cargo Ton Miles (000):

184,632



213,754



(13.6%)



1,472,804



1,551,159



(5.1%)

































aResults include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements































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