Delta Reports November Traffic

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for the month of November 2002. Traffic comparisons are provided for year-over-year activity for 2001 and 2000 because the events of Sep. 11, 2001, distort comparisons to 2001.


System traffic for November 2002 increased 11.0 percent from November 2001 on a capacity increase of 4.4 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 68.3 percent in November 2002, up 4.0 points from the same period last year. Compared to November 2000, November 2002 system traffic is down 11.4 percent, capacity is down 9.8 percent and load factor is down 1.2 points.


Domestic traffic in November 2002 increased 9.2 percent year over year on a capacity increase of 4.0 percent. Domestic load factor in November 2002 was 68.6 percent, up 3.3 points from the same period a year ago. Compared to November 2000, November 2002 domestic traffic is down 11.2 percent, capacity is down 10.4 percent and load factor is down 0.6 points. International traffic in November 2002 increased 17.6 percent year over year on a 5.6 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 67.3 percent, up 6.8 points from November 2001. Compared to November 2000, November 2002 international traffic is down 12.0 percent, capacity is down 7.7 percent and load factor is down 3.3 points.


During November 2002, Delta operated its schedule at a 99.3 percent completion rate, compared to 98.7 percent in November 2001 and 97.5 percent in November 2000. Delta boarded 8,643,616 passengers during the month of November 2002.
——-