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Delta Reports Financial and Operating Performance for February 2016

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ATLANTA, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial and operating performance for February 2016.

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 February declined 5.5% year over year, including 1.5 points of pressure from foreign exchange.  Across all entities, booking trends into the peak leisure season are strong and corporate demand remains solid as higher volumes continued to offset lower yields.

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

Preliminary Financial and Operating Results


February consolidated PRASM change year over year

(5.5)%

February mainline completion factor

99.6%

February on-time performance (preliminary DOT A14)

86.4%

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 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 an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 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 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 and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, 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.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements regarding our estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections and strategies reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the cost of aircraft fuel; the availability of aircraft fuel; the impact of rebalancing our hedge portfolio, recording mark-to-market adjustments or posting collateral in connection with our fuel hedge contracts; the possible effects of accidents involving our aircraft; the restrictions that financial covenants in our financing agreements will have on our financial and business operations; labor issues; interruptions or disruptions in service at one of our hub or gateway airports; disruptions or security breaches of our information technology infrastructure; our dependence on technology in our operations; the effects of weather, natural disasters and seasonality on our business; the effects of an extended disruption in services provided by third party regional carriers; failure or inability of insurance to cover a significant liability at Monroe's Trainer refinery; the impact of environmental regulation on the Trainer refinery, including costs related to renewable fuel standard regulations; our ability to retain management and key employees; competitive conditions in the airline industry; the effects of extensive government regulation on our business; the sensitivity of the airline industry to prolonged periods of stagnant or weak economic conditions; the effects of terrorist attacks or geopolitical conflict; and the effects of the rapid spread of contagious illnesses.  

Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that could cause differences between actual results and forward-looking statements is contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2015.  Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which represent our views only as of March 2, 2016, and which we have no current intention to update.

 




Monthly Traffic Results (a)


Year to Date Traffic Results (a)



































Feb 2016


Feb 2015


Change


Feb 2016


Feb 2015


Change

















RPMs (000):














Domestic

9,058,446


8,403,609


7.8%


18,355,185


17,139,276


7.1%




Delta Mainline

7,600,016


6,961,602


9.2%


15,405,806


14,161,426


8.8%




Regional

1,458,430


1,442,007


1.1%


2,949,379


2,977,850


(1.0%)



International

5,325,229


5,256,958


1.3%


11,602,631


11,535,946


0.6%




Latin America

1,757,317


1,581,544


11.1%


3,703,745


3,426,017


8.1%




Delta Mainline

1,709,404


1,553,601


10.0%


3,601,055


3,366,232


7.0%




     Regional

47,913


27,943


71.5%


102,690


59,785


71.8%




Atlantic

1,866,060


1,922,769


(2.9%)


4,272,266


4,379,351


(2.4%)




Pacific

1,701,851


1,752,645


(2.9%)


3,626,620


3,730,578


(2.8%)



Total System

14,383,675


13,660,567


5.3%


29,957,815


28,675,222


4.5%
































ASMs (000):














Domestic

11,193,497


10,120,332


10.6%


22,662,494


21,183,137


7.0%




Delta Mainline

9,258,324


8,241,527


12.3%


18,692,118


17,158,319


8.9%




Regional

1,935,172


1,878,805


3.0%


3,970,376


4,024,818


(1.4%)



International

6,849,471


6,895,644


(0.7%)


14,533,172


14,781,598


(1.7%)




Latin America

2,170,573


1,969,482


10.2%


4,495,434


4,212,480


6.7%




Delta Mainline

2,107,962


1,929,335


9.3%


4,364,319


4,128,401


5.7%




     Regional

62,610


40,147


56.0%


131,115


84,079


55.9%




Atlantic

2,728,739


2,825,248


(3.4%)


5,890,609


6,044,606


(2.5%)




Pacific

1,950,159


2,100,914


(7.2%)


4,147,129


4,524,512


(8.3%)



Total System

18,042,968


17,015,976


6.0%


37,195,666


35,964,735


3.4%
































Load Factor:














Domestic

80.9%


83.0%


(2.1)

pts

81.0%


80.9%


0.1

pts



Delta Mainline

82.1%


84.5%


(2.4)

pts

82.4%


82.5%


(0.1)

pts



Regional

75.4%


76.8%


(1.4)

pts

74.3%


74.0%


0.3

pts


International

77.7%


76.2%


1.5

pts

79.8%


78.0%


1.8

pts



Latin America

81.0%


80.3%


0.7

pts

82.4%


81.3%


1.1

pts



Delta Mainline

81.1%


80.5%


0.6

pts

82.5%


81.5%


1.0

pts



     Regional

76.5%


69.6%


6.9

pts

78.3%


71.1%


7.2

pts



Atlantic

68.4%


68.1%


0.3

pts

72.5%


72.5%


0.0

pts



Pacific

87.3%


83.4%


3.9

pts

87.4%


82.5%


4.9

pts


Total System

79.7%


80.3%


(0.6)

pts

80.5%


79.7%


0.8

pts
















Mainline Completion Factor

99.6%


97.5%


2.1

pts






















Passengers Boarded

12,843,887


11,992,747


7.1%


26,134,085


24,550,084


6.5%
































Cargo Ton Miles (000):

155,119


177,399


(12.6%)


311,888


349,506


(10.8%)

















a Results include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements





 

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