Delta Air Lines shows September quarter profit

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reported financial results for the September quarter 2017, the company said.

Highlights of those results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are below and incorporated here.

Adjusted pre-tax income for the September 2017 quarter was USD 1.7 billion, a USD 182 million decrease from the September 2016 quarter. Pre-tax income includes a USD 120 million reduction from the operational disruption following Hurricane Irma that hit the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia and, specifically, Delta´s hub in Atlanta.

To assist customers and employees in affected regions, Delta operated nine humanitarian flights, added more than 12,000 additional seats to impacted cities and shipped more than 600,000 pounds of relief supplies. In addition, Delta and the Delta Air Lines Foundation made USD 2.75 million in contributions to Red Cross organizations, while Delta employees contributed USD 250,000 to the American Red Cross and another USD 250,000 to the Delta Care Fund that directly supports fellow employees.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. Additional information is available at delta.com.