Atlantic Southeast Airlines Reports December

Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), a wholly owned
subsidiary of Delta Air Lines , today reported traffic results for the
month of December 2003. ASA`s December 2003 traffic increased 16.5 percent
from December 2002 on a capacity increase of 22.0 percent. The carrier`s
load factor was 66.9 percent in December 2003, down 3.2 points from the
same period last year.
During December 2003, ASA operated its schedule at a 97.7 percent
completion rate, compared to 97.2 percent in December 2002. ASA boarded
797,142 passengers during the month of December 2003, an increase of 1.9
percent from December 2002.