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Delta Air Lines operated more than 55,000 flights carrying nearly 6 million customers during the peak travel period from Dec. 21, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018, without a mainline flight cancellation while setting a company record with a 99.85 percent combined Delta and Delta Connection completion factor, the measure of ...
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Delta’s strong operational performance again ranked high in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s February Air Travel Consumer Report, which captures data from December 2016. The report, published Tuesday, shows Delta outperformed other major carriers and was second in on-time performance only to Hawaiian Airlines, which has little exposure to weather ...
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Top of the industry operational performance was again the theme of Delta’s results in the latest Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report covering the month of November. The report, published Tuesday, shows Delta outperformed the other 11 carriers tracked by the DOT in “completion factor” – the percentage of ...
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For 241 days last year, Delta didn’t cancel a mainline flight anywhere in the world, beating an industry record it set last year by 80 days. More perspective: the 2016 mark doubled the record the airline set in 2014 and tripled the number of cancel-free days it had in 2013 ...
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Delta employees drove No. 2 on-time performance in October with 92.2 percent of domestic mainline flights arriving within 14 minutes of scheduled arrival time, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Delta was among the 12 mainline and regional carriers tracked by the DOT’s latest Air Travel Consumer Report. Hawaiian ...
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With just 10 domestic mainline flights canceled of the more than 75,000 flights operated in September, Delta once again led the industry with the fewest cancellations among the 13 mainline and regional carriers tracked by the Department of Transportation.1 According to the agency's latest Air Travel Consumer Report published Tuesday ...
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On New Year’s Day 2016, Delta didn’t cancel a single mainline flight. It happened again the next day, and the next. Fast-forward to Sunday, Nov. 6, and the airline had gone 200 days this year without a single mainline cancellation—nearly two months shy of the end of the year. 1 ...
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Delta today reported a decline in unit revenues for September, amid strong operating performance and lower fall capacity levels. Consolidated PRASM (passenger revenue per available seat-mile) was down 3 percent for the month year over year, according to Delta's press release. The airline attributed the dip to a continued supply-demand ...
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Delta employees continue to give new meaning to the old saying that records are meant to be broken. This time, and with more than three months remaining in the year, Delta has achieved 165 days of 100 percent mainline "completion factor" - meaning no flights were canceled - which bests ...
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In the busiest month of the summer schedule, Delta ranked high in operational metrics among the 13 mainline and regional carriers tracked in the Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report covering July, released Tuesday. With a "completion factor" of 99.7 percent in the month—the measure of flights completed as ...
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It didn’t take long for Delta to bounce back from last week’s operational disruption. The airline Saturday posted a mainline cancellation-free day and canceled just a handful of flights on Sunday* as a result of a security issue at New York’s JFK International Airport. Dave Holtz, Delta’s Senior Vice President—Operations ...
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In a month of almost constant Delta mainline operational performance records, the six regional carriers of Delta Connection added their own record: nearly eight days without a cancellation, their best-ever completion factor streak. The milestone beat out their previous record by almost three days. For more than 17,000 operations, Compass ...
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This year is off to a record-breaking start as Delta over the weekend ended a more than 13-day streak of zero mainline cancellations. Not a one. For 318.9 hours ending Sunday, the global airline flew 39,801 cancel-free mainline flight operations, beating Delta’s previous record of 279.3 hours by more than ...
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Setting the bar high for the year, the six regional carriers flying under the Delta Connection brand accomplished its third consecutive day without a single cancellation on Wednesday. The solid performance was matched by Delta’s mainline operation which had a six-day cancel-free run. The Delta Connection streak ended Tuesday after ...
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Delta outpaced its large competitors in a range of operational areas for 2015 in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Middle Seat Scorecard” of best and worst airlines. Delta outpaced American Airlines and United Airlines in all seven categories the Journal examined (paywall), and bested Southwest Airlines in four, plus overall ...