Cramer: Delta a ‘strong buy’ right now—here’s why

Cramer on Delta: It's a 'strong buy'

Looking to invest in airlines? Take a look at Delta Air Lines, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

"That was an unbelievable quarter. The free cash flow there is extraordinary. The capacity, which had been such a big issue there, is going from zero to 2 percent next year," he said on "Squawk on the Street."

Cramer made his remarks after the airline posted third-quarter earnings per share of $1.74 on revenue of $11.11 billion, beating Wall Street's estimates.

Delta Air Lines planes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
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"Forty percent of this is international, so I was surprised it did so well. This is a strong buy right here right now," Cramer said.

Shares of Delta were up more than 2 percent late morning Wednesday.

Disclosure: Cramer's trust did not own Delta's stock when this article was published.