ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2003—Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for the month of January 2003. System traffic for January 2003 increased 6.3 percent from January 2002 on a capacity increase of 2.1 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 65.9 percent in January 2003, up 2.6 points from the same period last year.
Domestic traffic in January 2003 increased 7.7 percent year over year on a capacity increase of 2.4 percent. Domestic load factor in January 2003 was 65.1 percent, up 3.1 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in January 2003 increased 1.6 percent year over year on a 0.8 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 68.7 percent, up 0.5 points from January 2002.
During January 2003, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.9 percent completion rate, compared to 97.2 percent in January 2002. Delta boarded 8,157,412 passengers during the month of January 2003.