Delta Airlines has logged 100 days without cancelled flights, putting it on pace to beat 2015´s record of 161 days without a cancelled flight, the company said.
During the 100 days, Delta flew 77 million customers on 450,000 mainline flights. The strong operational performance in 2016 means roughly a quarter million fewer customers were impacted by a cancellation so far this year compared to last year as the airline continues its reliability rally.
In two years, Delta has gone from a record 95 days with zero cancellations for the full year 2014 to doing more than that in just six months.
Typical cancellation drivers are maintenance issues and the impacts of weather and air traffic control events. In May 2016, Delta´s maintenance technicians concluded a month without a maintenance-related cancellation.