Delta has published both its fourth quarter results and 2022 results. It clearly shows how the carrier has performed for the year. Delta in 2022 certainly experienced many highs but also several lows in what was a challenging year.
Delta announced that it secured a USD 1.3 billion profit for the year. At the same time, its fourth quarter was also vastly profitable. This is despite the many challenges incurred during the peak holiday season.
A yearly profit is a massive boost for Delta’s global recovery efforts. While they’re still not at pre-pandemic levels of finances, it’s a result the team can be proud of moving into 2023. Permitting significant hiccups, Delta expects these numbers to grow into 2023 and be another solid year. An important will be placed on navigating ongoing pressures.
In 2022 the airline took delivery of 69 aircraft spread primarily across new Airbus aircraft. The airline secured the new A321neos, A220-300s, A330-900 and A350-900s while also saying welcome to the used 737-900ER.
Ed Bastian, the Chief Executive Officer, said they expect revenue to be higher by 15 to 20% for 2023, while further improvements will be made. 2020 and 2021 were unique years and presented challenges for the airline. 2022 was a year of rebuilding, and 2023 will look at bringing key strategies implemented together for a well-rounded performance.