Delta Air Lines: Record 18.3 million customers in July 2018
Delta Air Lines today reported operating performance for July 2018. The company carried 18.3 million customers across its broad global network, a record for the company.
Monthly highlights include:
- Signing a definitive agreement with WestJet that, after regulatory approval, will create a transborder joint venture serving more than 30 cities, covering over 95 percent of U.S.-Canadian demand, and providing enhanced offerings and more choice for customers.
- Declaring our fifth annual dividend increase beginning in the September quarter, demonstrating our conviction in the durability and sustainability of the Delta business model. The September quarter dividend of $0.35 per share, an increase of 15 percent over previous levels, will be payable on August 16, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 26, 2018.
- Thanking Georgia Governor Deal for his suspension of the state sales tax on jet fuel, which helps ensure Georgia remains competitive and continues to be a business environment where Delta can grow its services.
- Announcing five more trans-Pacific routes to feature Delta One suites and Delta Premium Select seating beginning with Minneapolis to Tokyo in November, bringing more luxury, comfort, and choice to customers transiting the U.S., Japan, and Australia.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years.
Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 56 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.
The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.
Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita.