Delta Air Lines reported record load factors for June, including consolidated system load factor of 85.9 percent, mainline system load factor of 86.5 percent, mainline domestic load factor of 88.6 percent, and regional system load factor of 82.5 percent. System traffic increased 5.0 percent from June 2006 with a capacity increase of 3.3 percent. Domestic traffic in June 2007 increased 1.5 percent year-over-year on a 2.2 percent decrease in capacity.
International traffic in June 2007 increased 12.7 percent year over year on a 15.0 percent increase in capacity.
In addition, a record number of passengers flew internationally on Delta during June. The number of international, Latin and regional passengers increased 12 percent, 22 percent and 16 percent, respectively, versus the same period last year. Delta boarded 10.1 million passengers during June 2007, an increase of 4.1 percent from June 2006.
Delta completed 98.6 percent of scheduled flights during the month relative to 98.4 percent in June 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.
“June proved to be another strong month for Delta with continued revenue strength in both domestic and international markets,” said Jim Whitehurst, Delta’s chief operating officer. “While severe weather across the Eastern Seaboard and record load factors challenged our operations, we were successful in maintaining competitive top-tier operational performance. Delta’s June completion factor was on track with the top performers in the industry, despite our heavy concentration of flights in the congested Northeast corridor.”