October PRASM up for Delta Air Lines

Atlanta USA-based carrier Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of October increased 2.0% year over year driven by strong trans-Atlantic performance and business demand in Delta´s Atlanta and New York hubs.

According to Delta, the year over year change in unit revenues was affected by USD 25m of revenue loss from the government shutdown, Superstorm Sandy´s impact in the prior year, and yen devaluation.

Each of these factors pressured unit revenue by approximately one percentage point apiece, it said.

The carrier also said it completed 99.9% of its flights in October and ran an on-time arrival rate of 91.4%.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160m customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 314 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.

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