PRNewswire-FirstCall ATLANTA Nov. 5 :
Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for the month of October
2003. System traffic for October 2003 decreased 0.6 percent from October
2002 on a capacity decrease of 3.4 percent. Delta`s system load factor was
72.9 percent in October 2003, up 2.0 points from the same period last year.
Domestic traffic in October 2003 increased 1.9 percent year over year
while capacity remained flat. Domestic load factor in October 2003 was
71.9 percent, up 1.3 points from the same period one year ago.
International traffic in October 2003 decreased 8.8 percent year over year
on a 14.7 percent decrease in capacity. International load factor was 77.0
percent, up 5.0 points from October 2002.
During October 2003, Delta operated its schedule at a 99.6 percent
completion rate, compared to 99.3 percent in October 2002. Delta boarded
9,117,397 passengers during the month of October 2003, a decrease of 1.7
percent from October 2002.