Despite a mixed first-quarter earnings report Opens a New Window., Delta Air Lines is forecasting a bullish year for business travel in 2017.
While the carrier’s total passenger revenue dropped 1 percent year-over-year to $7.7 billion in the first-quarter, the airline predicts business demand will remain strong and plans to focus on improving domestic business yields.
“Eighty-four percent of our corporate travel partners are projecting their spend will be maintained or increased for the rest of 2017, up one point year-over-year,” Delta president Glen Hauenstein said during the company’s earnings call. “Business fares are moving in the right direction.”
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