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Delta reports Thanksgiving placement caused November decrease in passenger unit revenue

4 December 2013

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) reported consolidated passenger unit revenue for the month of November decreased 3.0 percent year over year driven by the calendar placement of the Thanksgiving holiday, which added an extra week of off-peak travel in the month and shifted Thanksgiving return traffic into December.

Overall demand for Thanksgiving travel was especially strong, with more than 2.6 million passengers traveling over the holiday period. With the Thanksgiving travel shift and solid bookings for the remainder of the year, Delta is currently forecasting its unit revenues to increase 7 9 percent year over year for the month of December.

Delta completed 99.9 percent of its flights in November and ran an on-time arrival rate of 88.3 percent.

Delta Air Lines provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York – LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company´s website is at


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