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In September, Delta Air Lines operated 126,627 flights. As a result, the U.S. carrier reduced its schedule by 5% compared to August. However, Delta continued to rank as the world's second-biggest airline by flight volume.
In September, Delta Air Lines achieved a solid on-time performance of 90%. Compared to other North American airlines —and bearing its huge flight volume in mind— the result reflects extraordinary punctuality. Compared to August, Delta Air Lines improved its punctuality by almost 5pp and is in line with its annual average.
Delta's schedule reliability in September was 99.5%. Accordingly, the carrier had to cancel 0.5% of its flights. Compared to August, the results reflect a slight increase in cancellations. However, 99.5% is still considered as an excellent flight schedule
Flight Volume — 6 Months History
Delta Air Lines has reduced its flight volume for the second month in a row. The airline is now 7% below its peak in July, where Delta operated more than 135,000 flights. Moreover, the gap to American Airlines is almost 35,000 monthly flights.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is one of the major airlines of the United States and a legacy carrier. Delta Air Lines is often called one airline of the "big three" (American, United, Delta). It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline, along with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates, including Delta Connection, serves 325 destinations in 52 countries on six continents.
Delta has nine hubs, with Atlanta being its largest in terms of total passengers and number of departures. It is ranked second among the world's largest airlines by the number of scheduled passengers carried, revenue passenger kilometers flown, and fleet size. It is ranked 69th on the Fortune 500.
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