Delta hosts investor day to highlight competitive advantages, future opportunities

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection have announced it highlighted its longterm business strategy and 2019 financial targets at its annual investor day, the company said.

Leadership discussed expectations for 2019 profits above USD 5 billion for a fifth consecutive year.

Delta outlined its financial framework and introduced financial targets for 2019, including:

-Diluted earnings per share of $6 to $7, with pre-tax margin expansion of approximately 100 basis points at midpoint
-Top-line growth of 4 to 6 percent on 3 percent capacity expansion
-Non-fuel unit cost growth of approximately one percent

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 302 destinations in 52 countries on six continents.