Adjusted pre-tax income for the June 2017 quarter was $1.85 billion, a $172 million increase from the June 2016 quarter, primarily driven by higher revenue.  Delta recorded a June quarter 2017 adjusted operating margin of 18.4 percent.  Delta delivered these results despite a $125 million negative impact from the operational disruption following severe storms in Atlanta in early April.

"The June quarter ranks among the best in Delta's history as our people delivered top financial, operational, and customer satisfaction results – and it is an honor to recognize that performance with an additional $338 million toward our 2017 profit sharing," said Delta's CEO, Ed Bastian. "While 2017 is a transition period for Delta, we are encouraged by the improvement in unit revenues, leading to increasing conviction in our ability to expand margins as we move through the back half of the year."