Atlanta • Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that passengers flew more and paid higher average prices than a year ago, indicating that there has been no let-up in solid demand for air travel.
Delta said that a key revenue figure rose 3 percent last month compared with July 2013. The increase in passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile indicated that the airline was able to fill a few more seats and charge higher average fares.
The airline predicted that the revenue figure would rise by between 2 percent and 4 percent for the entire July-through-September quarter.
Delta, the third-largest airline operator, with a hub in Salt Lake City, said passengers flew 19.97 billion miles last month, up 2.8 percent from July 2013. Domestic traffic rose 4.7 percent while international travel increased just 0.3 percent.