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Delta release December traffic report

It is a tough time for everyone at the moment but with many passengers booking travel in December months in advance it’s usually a positive month with regards to traffic results.



Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for December 2011.  The airline’s system load factor increased 0.8 points to 80.9 percent, as traffic declined 2.3 percent on 3.3 percent lower capacity year over year.

Domestic load factor was 80.7 percent up 1.1 points from prior year.  Domestic traffic declined 1.4 percent on a 2.7 percent decrease in capacity.

International load factor was 81.2 percent, up 0.5 points from prior year.  International traffic declined 3.6 percent on a 4.3 percent decrease in capacity.

Delta Air Lines

Monthly Traffic Results (a)

December 2011 December 2010 Change
RPMs (000):
Domestic

8,817,212

8,943,543

(1.4%)

Delta Mainline

6,968,483

7,030,105

(0.9%)

Regional

1,848,729

1,913,438

(3.4%)

International

5,870,936

6,092,932

(3.6%)

Latin America

1,136,364

1,062,456

7.0%

  Delta Mainline

1,120,568

1,049,250

6.8%

    Regional

15,796

13,206

19.6%

Atlantic

2,868,414

3,095,523

(7.3%)

Pacific

1,866,158

1,934,953

(3.6%)

Total System

14,688,148

15,036,475

(2.3%)

ASMs (000):
Domestic

10,928,232

11,230,161

(2.7%)

Delta Mainline

8,509,217

8,717,084

(2.4%)

Regional

2,419,015

2,513,077

(3.7%)

International

7,228,993

7,549,919

(4.3%)

Latin America

1,423,894

1,343,181

6.0%

  Delta Mainline

1,400,701

1,322,544

5.9%

    Regional

23,193

20,637

12.4%

Atlantic

3,502,292

3,843,958

(8.9%)

Pacific

2,302,807

2,362,780

(2.5%)

Total System

18,157,225

18,780,080

(3.3%)

Load Factor:
Domestic

80.7%

79.6%

1.1

pts
Delta Mainline

81.9%

80.6%

1.3

pts
Regional

76.4%

76.1%

0.3

pts
International

81.2%

80.7%

0.5

pts
Latin America

79.8%

79.1%

0.7

pts
Delta Mainline

80.0%

79.3%

0.7

pts
     Regional

68.1%

64.0%

4.1

pts
Atlantic

81.9%

80.5%

1.4

pts
Pacific

81.0%

81.9%

(0.9)

pts
Total System

80.9%

80.1%

0.8

pts

Mainline Completion

99.8%

 

95.5%

 

4.3

ptsFactor               Passengers Boarded

12,563,985

 

12,705,281

 

(1.1%)

          Cargo Ton Miles (000):

197,733

 

202,020

 

(2.1%)

 


(a) Results include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements.

 

Delta Air Lines

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

December 2011

December 2010

Change

RPMs (000):
Domestic

115,052,365

115,811,399

(0.7%)

Delta Mainline

90,774,573

91,106,083

(0.4%)

Regional

24,277,792

24,705,316

(1.7%)

International

77,714,169

77,357,960

0.5%

Latin America

13,037,423

13,153,018

(0.9%)

     Delta Mainline

12,831,075

12,869,242

(0.3%)

     Regional

206,348

283,776

(27.3%)

Atlantic

41,466,247

41,893,719

(1.0%)

Pacific

23,210,499

22,311,223

4.0%

Total System

192,766,534

193,169,359

(0.2%)

ASMs (000):
Domestic

138,304,905

139,737,483

(1.0%)

Delta Mainline

107,406,751

108,260,400

(0.8%)

Regional

30,898,154

31,477,083

(1.8%)

International

96,351,242

92,946,758

3.7%

Latin America

16,534,776

16,552,392

(0.1%)

    Delta Mainline

16,226,732

16,159,276

0.4%

    Regional

308,044

393,116

(21.6%)

Atlantic

51,008,689

50,216,838

1.6%

Pacific

28,807,777

26,177,528

10.0%

Total System

234,656,147

232,684,241

0.8%

Load Factor:
Domestic

83.2%

82.9%

0.3

pts
Delta Mainline

84.5%

84.2%

0.3

pts
Regional

78.6%

78.5%

0.1

pts
International

80.7%

83.2%

(2.5)

pts
Latin America

78.8%

79.5%

(0.7)

pts
     Delta Mainline

79.1%

79.6%

(0.5)

pts
     Regional

67.0%

72.2%

(5.2)

pts
Atlantic

81.3%

83.4%

(2.1)

pts
Pacific

80.6%

85.2%

(4.6)

pts
Total System

82.1%

83.0%

(0.9)

pts
Passengers Boarded

163,838,348

162,614,714

0.8%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

2,370,472

2,271,564

4.4%

 

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World’s Most Admired Companies airline industry list.

Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 341 destinations in 61 countries on six continents , offering customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita.

The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground.

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