ATLANTA, May 3, 2002—Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for the month of April 2002. System traffic decreased 5.6 percent on a capacity decrease of 6.0 percent from April 2001. Delta’s system load factor was 71.1 percent, up 0.3 points year over year.
Please note that year-over-year traffic and capacity comparisons are impacted by several events, including the movement of Easter from April last year to late March this year, Comair’s suspension of service due to a strike by Comair pilots and customer concerns over the status of Delta’s pilot negotiations.
Domestic traffic in April decreased 3.6 percent on a capacity decrease of 4.0 percent. Domestic load factor was 70.5 percent, up 0.3 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic decreased 11.6 percent on a 12.5 percent decrease in capacity. International load factor was 73.4 percent up 0.8 points from the same period last year.
During April, Delta operated its schedule at a 99.5 percent completion rate, compared to 98.1 percent from April 2001. Delta boarded 8,891,340 passengers during the month of April.