Delta Air Lines traffic down in March

Delta’s system load factor was 80.5 percent in March 2006, up 0.5 points from the same period last year. System traffic for March 2006 decreased 6.1 percent from March 2005 with a capacity decrease of 6.7 percent.

Domestic traffic in March 2006 decreased 10.7 percent year over year, and capacity decreased 12.4 percent. Domestic load factor in March 2006 was 81.1 percent, up 1.5 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in March 2006 increased 10.9 percent year over year on a 14.8 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 78.7 percent, down 2.7 points from March 2005.

During March 2006, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.9 percent completion rate compared to 97.7 percent in March 2005. Delta boarded 9.6 million passengers during the month of March 2006, a decrease of 13.2 percent from March 2005. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.