ATLANTA, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported operating performance for February 2018. The company carried 13.0 million passengers across its broad global network, a record for the month of February. 

Monthly highlights included:

  • Ranking among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the second consecutive year as the only airline represented on the list, and ranking as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies Worldwide” in 2018.
  • Marking a significant milestone at New York-LGA airport as the first pieces of steel for the airline’s future Concourse G facility were set in place. The terminal will be one of four concourses that will comprise the airline’s state-of-the-art new terminal featuring 37 gates, more hold room seating, additional concessions space and a new, larger Delta Sky Club.
  • Announcing the formation of the Seamless Air Alliance with Airbus, OneWeb, Sprint and Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), designed to enable passengers to have a seamless in-cabin connectivity experience.

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 314 destinations in 54 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 Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, LondonHeathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, 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, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

 

Monthly Traffic Results (a)

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

Feb 2018

Feb 2017

Change

Feb 2018

Feb 2017

Change

RPMs (000):

Domestic

9,539,188

9,053,212

5.4%

19,247,653

18,640,618

3.3%

Delta Mainline

8,176,350

7,628,134

7.2%

16,499,338

15,681,153

5.2%

Regional

1,362,838

1,425,078

(4.4%)

2,748,316

2,959,465

(7.1%)

International

5,147,696

5,089,894

1.1%

11,081,805

11,142,993

(0.5%)

Latin America

1,784,677

1,799,435

(0.8%)

3,750,603

3,832,838

(2.1%)

  Delta Mainline

1,777,161

1,764,640

0.7%

3,732,610

3,752,991

(0.5%)

  Regional

7,516

34,795

(78.4%)

17,993

79,847

(77.5%)

Atlantic

1,949,826

1,825,707

6.8%

4,291,093

4,143,394

3.6%

Pacific

1,413,193

1,464,752

(3.5%)

3,040,110

3,166,761

(4.0%)

Total System

14,686,884

14,143,106

3.8%

30,329,459

29,783,611

1.8%

ASMs (000):

Domestic

11,587,958

11,023,273

5.1%

23,872,206

22,893,247

4.3%

Delta Mainline

9,774,311

9,128,067

7.1%

20,127,332

18,904,627

6.5%

Regional

1,813,647

1,895,206

(4.3%)

3,744,874

3,988,620

(6.1%)

International

6,442,622

6,416,355

0.4%

13,779,602

13,813,601

(0.2%)

Latin America

2,112,546

2,122,427

(0.5%)

4,458,199

4,528,462

(1.6%)

  Delta Mainline

2,103,116

2,073,560

1.4%

4,434,991

4,419,581

0.3%

  Regional

9,430

48,867

(80.7%)

23,208

108,881

(78.7%)

Atlantic

2,677,153

2,549,557

5.0%

5,743,323

5,564,025

3.2%

Pacific

1,652,923

1,744,371

(5.2%)

3,578,080

3,721,114

(3.8%)

Total System

18,030,580

17,439,628

3.4%

37,651,807

36,706,848

2.6%

Load Factor:

Domestic

82.3%

82.1%

0.2 Pts

80.6%

81.4%

 (0.8) Pts

Delta Mainline

83.7%

83.6%

0.1 Pts

82.0%

82.9%

 (0.9) Pts

Regional

75.1%

75.2%

 (0.1) Pts

73.4%

74.2%

 (0.8) Pts

International

79.9%

79.3%

0.6 Pts

80.4%

80.7%

 (0.3) Pts

Latin America

84.5%

84.8%

 (0.3) Pts

84.1%

84.6%

 (0.5) Pts

  Delta Mainline

84.5%

85.1%

 (0.6) Pts

84.2%

84.9%

 (0.7) Pts

  Regional

79.7%

71.2%

8.5 Pts

77.5%

73.3%

4.2 Pts

Atlantic

72.8%

71.6%

1.2 Pts

74.7%

74.5%

0.2 Pts

Pacific

85.5%

84.0%

1.5 Pts

85.0%

85.1%

 (0.1) Pts

Total System

81.5%

81.1%

0.4 Pts

80.6%

81.1%

 (0.5) Pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.9%

99.5%

0.4 Pts

Mainline On-time Performance

87.8%

89.5%

 (1.7) Pts

          (preliminary DOT A14)

Passengers Boarded

13,002,690

12,662,016

2.7%

26,307,070

26,086,815

0.8%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

160,219

148,506

7.9%

314,958

298,197

5.6%

aResults include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements

 

 

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