Delta Air Lines: revenue passenger miles 2008-2019

In the fiscal year of 2019, Delta Air Lines’ revenue passenger miles came to around 237.68 billion. The company's revenue passenger miles incrementally increased over the past decade.

What are revenue passenger miles?

The result of multiplying the number of revenue-paying passengers by the distance traveled is referred as revenue passenger miles (or kilometers). Thus, one revenue passenger mile is approximately equal to one revenue-paying passenger transported one mile. An increase in revenue passenger miles is positive for an airline, as it means that more passengers are using its service. The U.S. airline industry saw an increase in total RPM’s over the last decade, reaching just over one trillion in 2018 alone.

Delta's RPM in comparison

When contrasted with the 275 billion available seat miles Delta had in 2019, it is apparent that Delta has a high load factor, meaning that the company is efficient at selling seats and generating income. The airline's income was at 4.7 billion U.S. dollars in that same period. Looking at Delta's main competitors: American Airlines has a higher RPM (at over 231 billion), while Southwest trails behind with 133.3 billion.

Delta Air Lines Inc.'s revenue passenger miles from FY 2008 to FY 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

FY 2008 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

For the years ending December 31.
The figures for FY 2008 to FY 2014 were taken from a previous annual report.

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