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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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