Delta Air Lines boosted its guidance for second-quarter revenue and earnings.
The airline raised its second-quarter-earnings forecast to a range of between $2.25 and $2.35 per share, up from its prior guidance of $2.05 to $2.35 a share.
Delta also lifted its guidance on second-quarter revenue growth to between 8% and 8.5%, compared to its earlier guidance of between 6% and 8%.
The carrier’s total load factor - a key profitability metric for airlines - increased to 90.4% in June from 88.5%, as domestic load factor rose to 90.9% from 88%, and international load factor climbed to 89.5% from 89.4%. Total air traffic for Delta increased 6.2% to 22.77 billion revenue passenger miles, while capacity rose 4% to 25.19 billion available seat miles.