Delta Air Lines' available seat miles 2008-2019

In 2019, Delta Air Lines had approximately 275.4 billion available seat miles, which continued the increase of the past five years. Available seat miles report the total flight passenger capacity of an airline in miles, by multiplying the total number of seats available to the total number of miles in which those seats were flown.  


Delta: a profitable airline

   The airline company had a passenger load factor of around 86.3 percent in 2019, which is slightly higher than the national average. Delta's net income reflects its improved efficiency, reaching over 4.7 billion U.S. dollars in the same period. 


Air transportation industry in the United States 

   Delta Air Lines contributed to the colossal 1.2 trillion ASMs reported by U.S. airlines on domestic and international flights in 2018. Due to its geographic extensiveness, the United States has massive air transportation infrastructure. With at least one airport in every major city, air transportation happens continuously. Almost half of the leading airline groups worldwide hail from the United States.   

Delta Air Lines Inc.'s available seat 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.
Data include the operations of Delta's contract carriers under capacity purchase agreements.
The figures for FY 2008 through FY 2047 were taken from a previous annual report.

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