The report comes on top of strong results in April. With solid travel demand and stable fuel prices, Delta and rivals American and Southwest have seen profits rise in 2014, although United is still losing money.
The airline said that passenger revenue for each seat flown one mile rose 7 percent over
Delta said that traffic rose 5.8 percent as passengers flew 17.73 billion miles last month, including flights on Delta Connection. Domestic travel increased 6.8 percent, while international traffic grew 4.2 percent.
The company increased passenger-carrying capacity by 3.6 percent, with many of the additional seats on flights to and from
With traffic rising faster than capacity, the average flight was more full — 86.5 percent, up from 84.8 percent a year earlier.
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