Delta Reports January Traffic

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for the month of January 2002. System traffic decreased 9.8 percent on a capacity decrease of 12.1 percent from January 2001. Delta’s system load factor was 63.3 percent up 1.6 points year over year.

Domestic traffic in January decreased 9.4 percent on a capacity decrease of 11.4 percent. Domestic load factor was 62.0 percent up 1.4 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic decreased 11.2 percent on a 14.4 percent decrease in capacity. International load factor was 68.2 percent, an increase of 2.5 points from the same period last year.

During January, Delta operated its schedule at a 97.2 percent completion rate compared to 95.3 percent from January 2001. Delta boarded 7,557,066 passengers during the month of January.