On Thursday, Delta Airlines reported quarterly loss that was steeper than analysts’ anticipated.
The airline reported an adjusted loss of -$3.55 for the first quarter, versus -$3.17 a share loss expected by analysts polled by Refinitiv.
Revenue of $4.15 billion, however came in higher than the $3.91 billion expected by analysts.
The company expects to break even in June, with rebound in travel following COVID19-induced slump. It said that domestic leisure bookings recovered to about 85% of 2019 levels; but international and business travel remain affected.
For its second quarter, Delta predicts that revenue will be 50% to 55% lower than the same period of 2019, on scheduled capacity that’s a third lower than two years ago. Delta’s costs, excluding fuel, will be 6% to 9% higher in the second quarter, according to the company.