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Delta Air Lines Announces $379 Million Quarterly Profit and $1.2 Billion Annual Profit, Excluding Special Items

Reports GAAP quarterly profit of $425 million and annual profit of $854 million

Jan 25, 2012

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial results for the December 2011 quarter.  Key points include:

  • Delta's net income for the December 2011 quarter was $379 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, excluding special items(1).  This is a $221 million improvement year over year.  
  • Delta's net income for 2011 was $1.2 billion, excluding special items, as the company offset $3 billion higher fuel expense through strong revenue performance and its fuel hedging program.
  • Delta's GAAP net income was $425 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the December 2011 quarter and $854 million for 2011.
  • 2011 results include $264 million in profit sharing expense, including $89 million in the December quarter, recognizing Delta employees' contributions toward meeting the company's operating and financial goals.
  • Delta's adjusted net debt at the end of 2011 was $12.9 billion, a $4.1 billion reduction from 2009.

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"Delta people pulled together in 2011 to produce a solid profit, strong cash generation, and the best operational performance in the industry for our customers.  I want to thank them for their hard work through a challenging year and congratulate them on earning $264 million in profit sharing and $60 million in Shared Rewards for their exceptional performance," said Richard Anderson, Delta's chief executive officer.  "Looking forward to 2012, we will continue our commitment to sustained profitability and superior returns by growing and diversifying our revenues, while taking a disciplined approach to capacity, costs and capital spending."

Revenue Environment

Delta's operating revenue grew $610 million, or 8%, in the December 2011 quarter compared to the December 2010 quarter.  Load factor increased to 81.7%, with traffic down 3% on a 3.5% decrease in capacity.  

  • Passenger revenue increased 8%, or $555 million, compared to the prior year period.  Passenger unit revenue (PRASM) increased 12%, driven by an 11% improvement in yield.  
  • Cargo revenue increased 8%, or $20 million, on higher cargo yields.
  • Other revenue increased 4%, or $35 million, from higher third-party maintenance revenue.

Comparisons of revenue-related statistics are as follows:






Increase (Decrease)





4Q11 versus 4Q10





Change

Unit



Passenger Revenue

4Q11 ($M)


YOY

Revenue

Yield

Capacity


Domestic

3,217


9.9 %

13.2 %

10.6 %

(2.9) %


Atlantic

1,226


-

10.8 %

10.6 %

(9.7) %


Pacific

819


13.5 %

13.7 %

20.1 %

(0.1) %


Latin America

404


11.2 %

5.9 %

4.8 %

5.0 %


Total mainline

5,666


8.2 %

12.3 %

11.6 %

(3.7) %


Regional

1,557


8.9 %

11.5 %

9.3 %

(2.5) %


Consolidated

7,223


8.3 %

12.2 %

11.4 %

(3.5) %












"With the December quarter's strong revenue performance, Delta produced a revenue premium to the industry and fully covered our fuel cost increase with higher revenues," said Ed Bastian, Delta's president.  "Our revenue momentum has continued into 2012, and we are currently seeing our January consolidated passenger unit revenues up 15% year over year."

Fuel

During the December 2011 quarter, market fuel prices increased fuel expense by $515 million, which was partially offset by $150 million of settled fuel hedge gains.  

Excluding mark to market adjustments, Delta's average fuel price(2) was $2.97 per gallon for the December quarter, which includes 17 cents per gallon in settled gains from its fuel hedging program.  On a GAAP basis, which includes mark to market gains on open hedges, the company's average fuel price was $2.79 per gallon.  

Cost Performance

Delta's total operating expense, excluding fuel, was flat in the December 2011 quarter, as the benefits of lower capacity-related costs and maintenance savings were partially offset by higher revenue-related expenses and profit sharing.

The December quarter 2011 consolidated unit cost (CASM(3)), excluding fuel expense, profit sharing and special items, was 1.8% higher on 3.5% lower capacity compared to the prior year.  On a GAAP basis, which includes fuel, profit sharing and special items, consolidated CASM increased 6%.

"Delta's solid cost performance, in an environment of 25% higher market fuel prices, came as a result of our cost reduction initiatives and benefits from our fuel hedging program," said Hank Halter, Delta's chief financial officer.  "We are focused on total cost productivity, including fuel, and implementing the structural initiatives needed to return our non-fuel costs to our targeted level."

Liquidity Position

As of December 31, 2011, Delta had $5.4 billion in unrestricted liquidity, including $3.6 billion in cash and short-term investments and $1.8 billion in undrawn revolving credit facilities.  

Cash from operations during the December 2011 quarter was $1.2 billion, as the company's profitability and working capital initiatives were partially offset by the normal seasonal decline in advance ticket sales.  The purchase of $675 million of SkyMiles by American Express is included in Delta's cash from operations for the December 2011 quarter.

Capital expenditures during the December 2011 quarter were $400 million, including $230 million in aircraft, parts and modifications.  The quarter's expenditures also include Delta's $100 million investment in GOL and the $15 million net expenditure associated with the company's slot transaction and the related slot divestitures.

During the quarter, Delta's debt and capital lease payments were $725 million, which includes $435 million from the early retirement of debt.  At December 31, 2011, Delta's adjusted net debt was $12.9 billion.  The company has now achieved more than $4 billion of its $7 billion debt reduction target since 2009 and remains on track for $10 billion adjusted net debt in 2013.

Company Highlights

Delta has a strong commitment to employees, customers and the communities it serves.  Key accomplishments in 2011 include:

  • Recognizing the achievements of Delta employees toward meeting the company's financial and operational goals with $325 million of incentives, including $264 million in employee profit sharing and $60 million in Shared Rewards;
  • Significantly improving its operational performance, resulting in an on-time arrival rate of more than 83%, a 25% reduction in lost bags, and more than 35% fewer customer complaints compared to 2010;
  • Closing on its slot trade agreement with US Airways, allowing Delta to build the leading network position at New York-LaGuardia, with over 250 daily departures by summer 2012;
  • Receiving recognition from leading publications, including being named Fortune's Most Admired Airline, best airline for business by Business Travel News, best domestic airline by Travel Weekly, and top tech-friendly airline by PC World;
  • Reaching agreements to strengthen its network position through enhanced alliances and investments in Aeromexico and GOL, which will give Delta unique access to Latin America's two largest aviation markets; and
  • Extending Delta's community involvement, including over $2 million raised by Delta employees for United Way.

Special Items

Delta recorded special items totaling a $46 million gain in the December 2011 quarter, including:

  • a $164 million mark to market gain primarily for open fuel hedges settling in future periods.  Open hedges will continue to fluctuate in value and Delta will record future changes in market value until the hedges settle;
  • a $43 million gain associated with the divestiture of slots at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National in conjunction with the company's slot transaction;
  • an $81 million charge for impairment of intangible assets and grounded aircraft associated with Delta's capacity reductions; and
  • an $80 million charge for severance and other items, including the loss on early extinguishment of debt.

Delta recorded special items totaling a $139 million charge in the December 2010 quarter, including:

  • $88 million in merger-related expenses;
  • $31 million from a loss on early extinguishment of debt; and
  • $20 million in costs related to the consolidation of operations at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

March 2012 Quarter Guidance

Following are Delta's projections for the March 2012 quarter.



1Q 2012 Forecast



Operating margin

2 - 4%

Fuel price, including taxes and hedges net of premiums

$3.16

Capital expenditures

$450 million

Total liquidity at end of period

$5.5 billion




1Q 2012 Forecast
(compared to 1Q 2011)



Consolidated unit costs – excluding fuel expense

Up 3 - 5%



System capacity

Down 3 - 5%

    Domestic

Down 2 - 4%

    International

Down 4 - 6%






Other Matters

Included with this press release are Delta's unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2011 and 2010; a statistical summary for those periods; selected balance sheet data as of Dec. 31, 2011 and 2010; and a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial measures.

About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 357 destinations in 67 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

End Notes

(1) Note A to the attached Consolidated Statements of Operations provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures used in this release and provides the reasons management uses those measures.

(2) Average fuel price per gallon, adjusted: Delta's December 2011 quarter average fuel price of $2.97 per gallon reflects the consolidated cost per gallon for mainline and regional operations, including contract carrier operations, and includes the impact of fuel hedge contracts with original maturity dates in the December 2011 quarter.  Settled hedge gains for the quarter were $150 million, or 17 cents per gallon.  The fuel price has been adjusted for $164 million in mark-to-market gains recorded in periods other than the settlement period.

(3) CASM - Ex: Delta excludes from consolidated unit cost ancillary businesses which are not related to the generation of a seat mile, including aircraft maintenance and staffing services which Delta provides to third parties and Delta's vacation wholesale operations (MLT).  The amounts excluded were $216 million and $847 million for the December 2011 quarter and 2011, respectively.  Management believes this methodology provides a more consistent and comparable reflection of Delta's consolidated operations.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements in this investor update that are not historical facts, including statements regarding our estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections and strategies reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the cost of aircraft fuel; the impact of significant funding obligations with respect to defined benefit pension plans; the impact of posting collateral in connection with our fuel hedge contracts;  the impact that our indebtedness may have on our financial and operating activities and our ability to incur additional debt; the restrictions that financial covenants in our financing agreements will have on our financial and business operations; labor issues; interruptions or disruptions in service at one of our hub airports; our increasing dependence on technology in our operations; our ability to retain management and key employees; the ability of our credit card processors to take significant holdbacks in certain circumstances; the possible effects of accidents involving our aircraft; the effects of weather, natural disasters and seasonality on our business; the effects of terrorist attacks; and competitive conditions in the airline industry.  

Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that could cause differences between actual results and forward-looking statements is contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2010.  Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which represent our views only as of Jan. 25, 2012, and which we have no current intention to update.


DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended Dec. 31,





(in millions, except per share data)

2011


2010


$ Change


% Change










Operating Revenue:









Passenger:









   Mainline

$  5,666


$  5,238


$  428


8%


   Regional carriers

1,557


1,430


127


9%


 Total passenger revenue

7,223


6,668


555


8%


Cargo

256


236


20


8%


Other

920


885


35


4%


 Total operating revenue

8,399


7,789


610


8%










Operating Expense:









Aircraft fuel and related taxes

2,020


1,928


92


5%


Salaries and related costs

1,711


1,708


3


-%


Contract carrier arrangements(1)

1,328


1,180


148


13%


Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

367


395


(28)


(7)%


Passenger commissions and other selling expenses

393


364


29


8%


Contracted services

383


393


(10)


(3)%


Depreciation and amortization

382


372


10


3%


Landing fees and other rents

306


313


(7)


(2)%


Passenger service

169


180


(11)


(6)%


Aircraft rent

74


82


(8)


(10)%


Profit sharing

89


38


51


NM


Restructuring and other items

88


108


(20)


(19)%


Other

363


434


(71)


(16)%


 Total operating expense

7,673


7,495


178


2%










Operating Income

726


294


432


NM










Other (Expense) Income:









Interest expense, net

(218)


(219)


1


-%


Amortization of debt discount, net

(52)


(46)


(6)


13%


Loss on extinguishment of debt

(30)


(31)


1


(3)%


Miscellaneous, net

(9)


23


(32)


NM


 Total other expense, net

(309)


(273)


(36)


13%










Income Before Income Taxes

417


21


396


NM










Income Tax Benefit (Provision)

8


(2)


10


NM










Net Income

$  425


$  19


$  406


NM










Basic Earnings per Share

$  0.51


$  0.02





Diluted Earnings per Share

$  0.50


$  0.02














Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

840


836





Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

845


845














(1) Contract carrier arrangements expense includes $494 million and $384 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, for aircraft fuel and related taxes.






DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)



Year Ended Dec. 31,





(in millions, except per share data)

2011


2010


$ Change


% Change










Operating Revenue:









Passenger:









   Mainline

$  23,864


$  21,408


$  2,456


11%


   Regional carriers

6,393


5,850


543


9%


 Total passenger revenue

30,257


27,258


2,999


11%


Cargo

1,027


850


177


21%


Other

3,831


3,647


184


5%


 Total operating revenue

35,115


31,755


3,360


11%










Operating Expense:









Aircraft fuel and related taxes

9,730


7,594


2,136


28%


Salaries and related costs

6,894


6,751


143


2%


Contract carrier arrangements(1)

5,470


4,305


1,165


27%


Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

1,765


1,569


196


12%


Passenger commissions and other selling expenses

1,682


1,509


173


11%


Contracted services

1,642


1,549


93


6%


Depreciation and amortization

1,523


1,511


12


1%


Landing fees and other rents

1,281


1,281


-


-%


Passenger service

721


673


48


7%


Aircraft rent

298


387


(89)


(23)%


Profit sharing

264


313


(49)


(16)%


Restructuring and other items

242


450


(208)


(46)%


Other

1,628


1,646


(18)


(1)%


 Total operating expense

33,140


29,538


3,602


12%










Operating Income

1,975


2,217


(242)


(11)%










Other (Expense) Income:









Interest expense, net

(901)


(969)


68


(7)%


Amortization of debt discount, net

(193)


(216)


23


(11)%


Loss on extinguishment of debt

(68)


(391)


323


(83)%


Miscellaneous, net

(44)


(33)


(11)


33%


 Total other expense, net

(1,206)


(1,609)


403


(25)%










Income Before Income Taxes

769


608


161


26%










Income Tax Benefit (Provision)

85


(15)


100


NM










Net Income

$  854


$  593


$  261


44%










Basic Earnings per Share

$  1.02


$  0.71





Diluted Earnings per Share

$  1.01


$  0.70














Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

838


834





Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

844


843














(1) Contract carrier arrangements expense includes $2.1 billion and $1.3 billion for the twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, for aircraft fuel and related taxes.





DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

Statistical Summary

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
Dec. 31,




Year Ended Dec. 31,




2011


2010


Change


2011


2010


Change

Consolidated












Revenue passenger miles (millions)

44,975


46,233


(3)%


192,767


193,169


-%

Available seat miles (millions)

55,034


57,027


(3)%


234,656


232,684


1%

Passenger mile yield (cents)

16.06


14.42


11%


15.70


14.11


11%

Passenger revenue per available seat mile (cents)

13.12


11.69


12%


12.89


11.71


10%

Operating cost per available seat mile (cents)

13.94


13.14


6%


14.12


12.69


11%

CASM-Ex – See Note A (cents)

8.67


8.52


2%


8.53


8.27


3%

Passenger load factor

81.7%


81.1%


0.6 pts


82.1%


83.0%


(0.9) pts

Fuel gallons consumed (millions)

901


936


(4)%


3,856


3,823


1%

Average price per fuel gallon, adjusted – See Note A

$ 2.97


$ 2.47


20%


$ 3.05


$ 2.33


31%

Number of aircraft in fleet, end of period

775


815


(40)


775


815


(40)

Full-time equivalent employees, end of period

78,392


79,684


(2)%


78,392


79,684


(2)%













Mainline












Revenue passenger miles (millions)

39,035


40,267


(3)%


168,282


168,180


-%

Available seat miles (millions)

47,483


49,286


(4)%


203,450


200,814


1%

Operating cost per available seat mile (cents)

12.71


12.14


5%


12.98


11.62


12%

CASM-Ex – See Note A (cents)

7.90


7.75


2%


7.76


7.46


4%

Fuel gallons consumed (millions)

727


758


(4)%


3,133


3,094


1%

Average fuel price per gallon, adjusted – see Note A

$ 2.92


$ 2.46


19%


$ 3.01


$ 2.32


30%

Number of aircraft in fleet, end of period

707


722


(15)


707


722


(15)




Note:  except for full-time equivalent employees and number of aircraft in fleet, consolidated data presented includes operations under Delta's contract carrier arrangements.


DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

Selected Balance Sheet Data






Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,

(in millions)


2011


2010



(Unaudited)



Cash and cash equivalents


$ 2,657


$ 2,892

Short-term investments


958


718

Restricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments    

    (short-term and long-term)


348


447

Total assets


43,499


43,188

Total debt and capital leases, including current maturities


13,791


15,252

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)


(1,396)


897









Note A: The following tables show reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.  The reasons Delta uses these measures are described below.

  • Delta sometimes uses information that is derived from its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, but that is not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("GAAP"). Certain of this information are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules.  The non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results.

  • Delta is unable to reconcile certain forward-looking projections to GAAP, including projected consolidated non-fuel cost per available seat mile (CASM), as the nature or amount of special items cannot be estimated at this time.

  • Delta excludes special items because management believes the exclusion of these items is helpful to investors to evaluate the company's recurring operational performance.

  • Delta adjusts for mark to market ("MTM") adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period in order to evaluate the company's financial results in the period shown.

  • Delta presents consolidated and mainline CASM and operating expense excluding fuel expense and related taxes because management believes the volatility in fuel prices impacts the comparability of year-over-year financial performance.

  • Delta presents consolidated and mainline CASM excluding ancillary businesses not associated with the generation of a seat mile.  These businesses include aircraft maintenance and staffing services Delta provides to third parties and Delta's vacation wholesale operations.

  • Delta excludes profit sharing expense from consolidated and mainline CASM because management believes the exclusion of this item provides a more meaningful comparison of the Company's CASM to the airline industry.

  • Delta uses adjusted total debt, including aircraft rent, in addition to long-term adjusted debt and capital leases, to present estimated financial obligations. Delta reduces adjusted total debt by cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments, resulting in adjusted net debt to present the amount of additional assets needed to satisfy the debt.

  • Delta presents net capital expenditures because management believes this metric is helpful to investors to evaluate the company's investing activities.



Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Year Ended Dec. 31,


(in millions)

2011


2010


2011


2010


Net income

$ 425


$ 19


$ 854


$ 593


Items excluded:









MTM adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period

(164)


-


26


-


Loss on extinguishment of debt

30


31


68


391


Restructuring and other items

88


108


242


450


Other

-


-


-


10


Net income excluding special items

$ 379


$ 158


$ 1,190


$ 1,444

















Three Months Ended


Dec. 31, 2011

Net income per diluted share

$0.50

Items excluded:


MTM adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period

(0.19)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

0.04

Restructuring and other items

0.10

Net income per diluted share excluding special items

$ 0.45





(in billions)

Dec. 31, 2011


Dec. 31, 2009

Debt and capital lease obligations

$ 13.8



$ 17.2


Plus: unamortized discount, net from purchase accounting and fresh start reporting

0.6



1.1


Adjusted debt and capital lease obligations


$ 14.4



$ 18.3

Plus: 7x last twelve months' aircraft rent


2.1



3.4

Adjusted total debt


16.5



21.7

Less: cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments


(3.6)



(4.7)

Adjusted net debt


$ 12.9



$17.0






Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Year Ended Dec. 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010


Average price per fuel gallon including fuel expense incurred under contract carrier arrangements

$2.79


$2.47


$3.06


$2.33


MTM adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period

0.18


-


(0.01)


-


Average price per fuel gallon, adjusted

$2.97


$2.47


$3.05


$2.33


Settled fuel hedge gains

0.17


-






Average price per fuel gallon excluding hedging activities

$3.14


$2.47




















Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Year Ended Dec. 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010


Mainline average price per fuel gallon

$2.69


$2.46


$3.02


$2.32


MTM adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period

0.23


-


(0.01)


-


Mainline average price per fuel gallon, adjusted

$2.92


$2.46


$3.01


$2.32
















Three Months Ended Dec. 31,

(in millions)

2011


2010

Operating expense

$7,673


$7,495

Items excluded:




Aircraft fuel and related taxes

(2,020)


(1,928)

Aircraft fuel and related taxes included within contract carrier arrangements

(494)


(384)

Operating expense excluding fuel

$5,159


$5,183






Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Year Ended Dec. 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010


CASM (cents)

13.94


13.14


14.12


12.69


Items excluded:









Aircraft fuel and related taxes

(4.86)


(4.05)


(5.00)


(3.82)


Ancillary businesses

(0.39)


(0.31)


(0.37)


(0.28)


MTM adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period

0.30


-


(0.01)


-


Profit sharing

(0.16)


(0.07)


(0.11)


(0.13)


Restructuring and other items

(0.16)


(0.19)


(0.10)


(0.19)


CASM-Ex (cents)

8.67


8.52


8.53


8.27
















Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Year Ended Dec. 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010


Mainline CASM (cents)

12.71


12.14


12.98


11.62


Items excluded:









Aircraft fuel and related taxes

(4.47)


(3.78)


(4.63)


(3.57)


Ancillary businesses

(0.40)


(0.32)


(0.37)


(0.29)


MTM adjustments for fuel hedges recorded in periods other than the settlement period

0.35


-


(0.01)


-


Profit sharing

(0.19)


(0.08)


(0.13)


(0.16)


Restructuring and other items

(0.10)


(0.21)


(0.08)


(0.14)


Mainline CASM-Ex (cents)

7.90


7.75


7.76


7.46

















Three Months Ended

(in millions)

Dec. 31, 2011

Flight equipment, including advance payments (GAAP)

$  231

Ground property and equipment, including technology (GAAP)

137

Adjustments:


Proceeds from flight equipment and facilities

(56)

GOL investment

100

Total capital expenditures

$  412




SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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