Delta Air Lines flies record number of passengers in June, boosts profit guidance

Delta Air Lines flew 18.9 million customers in June, the company said on Tuesday, an all-time monthly record that comes as rival carriers scramble to adjust schedules to accommodate the grounding of Boeing’s Max fleet.

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Unlike American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, Delta does not fly the beleaguered jet that was taken out of service after two fatal crashes.

Of the total, the Atlanta-based carrier flew nearly 698,000 people on June 21st, a single-day record.

Delta now expects its second-quarter profits to hit as high as $2.35 per share, on the high-end of the guidance previously provided by the company, while total revenue is expected to increase up to 8.5 percent – up from the previously expected 8 percent growth.

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Unit-revenue, a closely watched metric for airline success, is projected to improve by 3.5 percent, also on the high-end of prior guidance. Capacity is expected to jump 4.7 percent.