Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for the month of December
2003. System traffic for December 2003 decreased 0.5 percent from December
2002 on a capacity decrease of 0.3 percent. Delta`s system load factor was
74.1 percent in December 2003, down 0.2 points from the same period last
Domestic traffic in December 2003 decreased 1.4 percent year over year
while capacity increased 1.4 percent. Domestic load factor in December
2003 was 73.0 percent, down 2.1 points from the same period one-year ago.
International traffic in December 2003 increased 2.9 percent year over
year on a 6.5 percent decrease in capacity. International load factor was
78.7 percent, up 7.1 points from December 2002.
During December 2003, Delta operated its schedule at a 97.9 percent
completion rate, compared to 98.2 percent in December 2002. Delta boarded
8,878,155 passengers during the month of December 2003, a decrease of 5.3
percent from December 2002. Delta editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire.