ATLANTA, Sep. 5, 2002—Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for the month of August 2002. System traffic decreased 6.8 percent on a capacity decrease of 7.3 percent from August 2001. Delta’s system load factor was 77.2 percent, up 0.4 points from the same period last year.
Domestic traffic in August 2002 decreased 5.9 percent year over year on a capacity decrease of 6.5 percent. Domestic load factor was 76.1 percent, up 0.4 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic decreased 9.7 percent year over year on a 10 percent decrease in capacity. International load factor was 80.6 percent, up 0.3 points from the same period last year.
During August, Delta operated its schedule at a 99.4 percent completion rate, compared to 97.2 percent from August 2001. Delta boarded 9,818,180 passengers during the month of August.