Delta today reported a decline in unit revenues for March, amid strong operating performance and solid forward-looking demand.
Consolidated PRASM (passenger revenue per available seat-mile) dipped 5 percent during the month, according to Delta's press release.The airline attributed the decline to headwinds from foreign exchange and a $5 million impact from the recent events in Brussels. It said demand with forward bookings is tracking ahead of last year.
Mainline completion factor - the percentage of flights that were not canceled - came in at 99.9 percent for the month, with preliminary data showing 87.8 percent of those flights arriving on time in March.
Total system capacity was up 1.1 percent, and system load factors rose by 2.1 percentage points.