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Delta reports December 2016 performance

Jan 04, 2017

Delta Air Lines today reported financial and operating performance for December 2016.

Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of December was flat year over year, driven by strong demand trends and improving close-in domestic yields as Delta's capacity actions and revenue management strategies continue to benefit results.

In an Investor Update issued this morning, Delta announced that it now expects unit revenue to decline 2.5-3.0% for the December quarter given the better than expected result for the month of December.

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

Preliminary Financial and Operating Results

December consolidated PRASM change year over year Flat

December mainline completion factor 99.8%

December on-time performance (preliminary DOT A14) 81.4%

Monthly Traffic Results Year to Date Traffic Results

Dec 2016 Dec 2015 Change Dec 2016 Dec 2015 Change

RPMs (000):
Domestic 10,636,872 10,195,541 4.3% 130,780,386 126,298,054 3.5%
Delta Mainline 8,870,856 8,499,784 4.4% 109,948,769 105,455,123 4.3%
Regional 1,766,016 1,695,757 4.1% 20,831,617 20,842,931 (0.1%)
International 6,163,170 6,183,709 (0.3%) 82,308,456 83,327,226 (1.2%)
Latin America 1,837,398 1,691,067 8.7% 19,777,850 19,004,253 4.1%
Delta Mainline 1,795,684 1,644,213 9.2% 19,231,852 18,587,261 3.5%
Regional 41,715 46,854 (11.0%) 545,998 416,992 30.9%
Atlantic 2,656,911 2,687,898 (1.2%) 39,748,409 40,437,285 (1.7%)
Pacific 1,668,861 1,804,744 (7.5%) 22,782,196 23,885,688 (4.6%)
Total System 16,800,042 16,379,250 2.6% 213,088,842 209,625,280 1.7%

ASMs (000):
Domestic 12,385,749 11,980,819 3.4% 153,337,821 146,899,201 4.4%
Delta Mainline 10,235,778 9,882,013 3.6% 127,433,151 121,094,946 5.2%
Regional 2,149,971 2,098,806 2.4% 25,904,671 25,804,255 0.4%
International 7,312,212 7,422,953 (1.5%) 98,517,727 99,864,587 (1.3%)
Latin America 2,182,224 2,052,160 6.3% 23,296,894 22,966,274 1.4%
Delta Mainline 2,127,823 1,992,912 6.8% 22,607,753 22,435,424 0.8%
Regional 54,402 59,248 (8.2%) 689,141 530,850 29.8%
Atlantic 3,203,215 3,293,342 (2.7%) 49,249,067 49,095,568 0.3%
Pacific 1,926,773 2,077,451 (7.3%) 25,971,766 27,802,745 (6.6%)
Total System 19,697,961 19,403,772 1.5% 251,855,548 246,763,788 2.1%

Load Factor:
Domestic 85.9% 85.1% 0.8 pts 85.3% 86.0% (0.7) pts
Delta Mainline 86.7% 86.0% 0.7 pts 86.3% 87.1% (0.8) pts
Regional 82.1% 80.8% 1.3 pts 80.4% 80.8% (0.4) pts
International 84.3% 83.3% 1.0 pts 83.5% 83.4% 0.1 pts
Latin America 84.2% 82.4% 1.8 pts 84.9% 82.7% 2.2 pts
Delta Mainline 84.4% 82.5% 1.9 pts 85.1% 82.8% 2.3 pts
Regional 76.7% 79.1% (2.4) pts 79.2% 78.6% 0.6 pts
Atlantic 82.9% 81.6% 1.3 pts 80.7% 82.4% (1.7) pts
Pacific 86.6% 86.9% (0.3) pts 87.7% 85.9% 1.8 pts
Total System 85.3% 84.4% 0.9 pts 84.6% 84.9% (0.3) pts

Mainline Completion Factor 99.8% 99.8% 0.0 pts

Passengers Boarded 14,662,236 14,256,852 2.8% 183,741,787 179,394,417 2.4%

Cargo Ton Miles (000): 164,988 170,956 (3.5%) 1,980,210 2,192,785 (9.7%)

Delta reports December 2016 performance



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