Delta Air Lines Reports July Traffic

Delta Air Lines Reports July Traffic

Delta Air Lines ) today reported traffic results for July 2009. System traffic in July 2009, including both Delta and Northwest operations, decreased 2.5 percent compared to July 2008 on a 3.6 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor increased 1.0 point to 87.7 percent.


Domestic traffic decreased 1.6 percent year over year on a 2.6 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor increased 1.0 point to 88.6 percent. International traffic decreased 3.9 percent year over year on a 5.0 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor increased 1.0 point to 86.3 percent.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s No. 1 airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 376 destinations in 67 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta’s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network.

                      Delta Air Lines
                    Monthly Traffic Results (a)

                      July 2009       July 2008     Change
                      ————-      ————-    ———
  RPMs (000):
  Domestic             11,746,041     11,935,758     (1.6%)
    Mainline             9,259,655       9,607,288     (3.6%)
    Regional             2,486,386       2,328,471     6.8%
  International           7,775,345       8,093,142     (3.9%)
    Latin America         1,127,725       1,195,945     (5.7%)
      Mainline           1,102,622       1,138,353     (3.1%)
      Regional             25,103         57,592     (56.4%)
    Atlantic             4,679,014       4,898,325     (4.5%)
    Pacific             1,968,606       1,998,872     (1.5%)
  System               19,521,386     20,028,901     (2.5%)

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  ASMs (000):
  Domestic             13,257,335     13,617,766     (2.6%)
    Mainline             10,256,585     10,771,567     (4.8%)
    Regional             3,000,750       2,846,199     5.4%
  International           9,014,372       9,487,228     (5.0%)
    Latin America         1,296,510       1,437,114     (9.8%)
      Mainline           1,267,047       1,363,592     (7.1%)
      Regional             29,463         73,521     (59.9%)
    Atlantic             5,330,459       5,703,098     (6.5%)
    Pacific             2,387,403       2,347,017     1.7%
  System               22,271,707     23,104,995     (3.6%)

  Load Factor
  Domestic                 88.6%        87.6%      1.0 pts
    Mainline                 90.3%        89.2%      1.1 pts
    Regional                 82.9%        81.8%      1.1 pts
  International               86.3%        85.3%      1.0 pts
    Latin America             87.0%        83.2%      3.8 pts
      Mainline               87.0%        83.5%      3.5 pts
      Regional               85.2%        78.3%      6.9 pts
    Atlantic                 87.8%        85.9%      1.9 pts
    Pacific                 82.5%        85.2%    (2.7) pts
  System                   87.7%        86.7%      1.0 pts

  Passengers Boarded       16,062,346     16,317,834     (1.6%)

  Mainline Completion
    Factor                   99.4%        98.6%      0.8 pts

  Cargo Ton Miles
    (000):
    Mail                   6,887         9,358     (26.4%)
    Freight               197,297       246,574     (20.0%)
    System               204,185       255,932     (20.2%)


  Endnote:
  (a) Except where noted, results include Delta and Northwest operations,
  as well as flights operated under contract carrier arrangements, for all
  periods presented.

                      Delta Air Lines
                  Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

                      July 2009       July 2008     Change
                      ————-      ————-    ———
  RPMs (000):
  Domestic             68,867,942     74,082,279     (7.0%)
    Mainline             54,079,669     59,349,130     (8.9%)
    Regional             14,788,273     14,733,149     0.4%
  International           42,670,920     46,696,639     (8.6%)
    Latin America         7,123,747       7,940,874     (10.3%)
      Mainline           7,000,015       7,554,757     (7.3%)
      Regional             123,732       386,117     (68.0%)
    Atlantic             24,467,245     25,801,138     (5.2%)
    Pacific             11,079,929     12,954,627     (14.5%)
  System               111,538,862     120,778,918     (7.7%)

  ASMs (000):
  Domestic             82,940,970     89,206,539     (7.0%)
    Mainline             63,708,113     70,335,753     (9.4%)
    Regional             19,232,856     18,870,786     1.9%
  International           54,080,642     56,853,445     (4.9%)
    Latin America         9,171,002       9,801,584     (6.4%)
      Mainline           8,992,474       9,296,740     (3.3%)
      Regional             178,528       504,844     (64.6%)
    Atlantic             31,102,977     31,912,712     (2.5%)
    Pacific             13,806,663     15,139,150     (8.8%)
  System               137,021,611     146,059,984     (6.2%)

  Load Factor
  Domestic                 83.0%        83.0%      0.0 pts
    Mainline                 84.9%        84.4%      0.5 pts
    Regional                 76.9%        78.1%    (1.2) pts
  International               78.9%        82.1%    (3.2) pts
    Latin America             77.7%        81.0%    (3.3) pts
      Mainline               77.8%        81.3%    (3.5) pts
      Regional               69.3%        76.5%    (7.2) pts
    Atlantic                 78.7%        80.8%    (2.1) pts
    Pacific                 80.3%        85.6%    (5.3) pts
  System                   81.4%        82.7%    (1.3) pts

  Passengers Boarded       95,422,718     102,733,044     (7.1%)

  Cargo Ton Miles
    (000):
    Mail                 46,839         66,050     (29.1%)
    Freight             1,168,380       1,718,218     (32.0%)
    System               1,215,218       1,784,268     (31.9%)

  Endnote:
  (a) Results include Delta and Northwest operations, as well as flights
  operated under contract carrier arrangements, for all periods presented.