Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 13 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
Quote: ATLANTA, March 5, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported record load factors for February. Load factors for system (74.9 percent), mainline system (75.0 percent), domestic (77.1 percent) and Latin (76.7 percent) were higher than any previous February on record for Delta.
System traffic in February 2008 increased 6.7 percent over February 2007 with a capacity increase of 5.6 percent. International traffic increased 13.1 percent year over year on a 12.9 percent increase in capacity. Domestic traffic in February 2008 increased 4.1 percent year over year on a capacity increase of 2.4 percent.
In addition, a record number of passengers flew internationally on Delta during the month of February. The number of international, Atlantic and Latin passengers increased 10.6 percent, 14.4 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively, versus the same period last year.
Breaker1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 938 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 hours ago) and read 1421 times:
Good news indeed to still be posting month over year increases in traffic - not too many are, and record loads. I'm glad also to see in another part of the article that yeilds over the Atlantic are improving. But the load factor over the Atlantic was pretty weak in comparison at just 68%. Granted - it's the slowest month of the year for Euro travel - but I wonder if DL will throttle back European flying moreso next winter than they did this winter to compensate and use the equipment on more southern routes where possible. The seasonal capacity adjustments this winter were surprisingly lighter than I expected.
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