Delta reports August 2018 passenger traffic of 18.3m

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reported that in August 2018, the company carried 18.3 million customers across its global network, compared to 17.6m in August 2017, an increase of 4.0%, the company said.

Load factor in August 2018 was 88.0% compared to 87.9% in August 2017, an increase of 0.1 points, the company said.

Total system RPMs in August 2018 were 22.4m compared to 21.6m in August 2017, an increase of 3.6%.

Total available seat miles were 25,457,216 in August 2018 compared to 24,589,111 in August 2017, an increase of 3.5%.

Other highlights include:

-Opening a new 127,000-square-foot state-of-the-art engine repair shop, which will support the next-generation Rolls-Royce powerplants featured on Delta´s Airbus A350 and the forthcoming A330-900neo through the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul business.
-Installing seat-back entertainment on its 600th aircraft, giving more customers than ever convenient access to free in-flight entertainment on Delta Studio, and offering more aircraft with seat-back entertainment than any airline in the world.
-Announcing new Summer 2019 trans-Atlantic flying to include expanded service to Paris and Amsterdam from Los Angeles; expanded service to Paris and Tel Aviv from New York-JFK, and new service to Amsterdam from Tampa.
-Aligning the corporate customer program with joint venture partner Air France-KLM in an industry-first program to enhance benefits for the corporate travel experience, including better seats and priority boarding.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 309 destinations in 53 countries on six continents.