Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for the month of January
2004. System traffic for January 2004 increased 0.3 percent from January
2003 on a capacity decrease of 1.7 percent. Delta`s system load factor was
67.3 percent in January 2004, up 1.4 points from the same period last year.
Domestic traffic in January 2004 increased 0.5 percent year over year
while capacity decreased 0.1 percent. Domestic load factor in January 2004
was 65.5 percent, up 0.4 points from the same period one year ago.
International traffic in January 2004 decreased 0.2 percent year over year
on a 7.9 percent decrease in capacity. International load factor was 74.4
percent, up 5.7 points from January 2003.
During January 2004, Delta operated its schedule at a 97.9 percent
completion rate, compared to 98.9 percent in January 2003. Delta boarded
7,897,670 passengers during the month of January 2004, a decrease of 3.2
percent from January 2003.