Delta anticipates welcoming 2.9 million passengers during the Labor Day travel weekend, spanning over 25,000 flights globally, as travel demand remains high. These estimates cover the holiday travel period from Thursday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 6, when Americans celebrate the unofficial end of summer.
Delta carried 2.5 million passengers over the same holiday season last year and 3.1 million in 2019. Delta’s performance and dependability have improved dramatically since the beginning of the summer, owing to schedule alterations and other steps made to strengthen the operation. Delta and Delta Connection had only 15 cancellations out of nearly 20,000 planned flights between August 12 and 15.
Delta’s preliminary assessment reveals that Delta staff worked hard in August to achieve a mainline completion factor of 99% for our customers. This implies that cancellation rates for both domestic and international Delta mainline flights are significantly lower than they were in early summer.
Delta was the most dependable airline among major US airlines this year, placing first in domestic on-time arrival rates and completion factor.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our customers on board for Labor Day weekend,” said Allison Ausband, Delta E.V.P., and Chief Customer.
Delta’s domestic mainline cancellation rate in August was significantly lower than in June, while on-time arrival and departure rates were even lower. In August, less than 1% of Delta domestic flights were canceled, compared to nearly 4% in June.2
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