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Delta Air Lines Reports December Traffic

Jan 5, 2011

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for December 2010.  System traffic in December 2010 increased 2.4 percent compared to December 2009 on a 3.9 percent increase in capacity.  Load factor decreased 1.1 points to 80.1 percent.

Domestic traffic increased 0.5 percent year over year on a 1.2 percent increase in capacity.  Domestic load factor decreased 0.6 points to 79.6 percent.  International traffic increased 5.3 percent year over year on an 8.1 percent increase in capacity, and load factor decreased 2.1 points to 80.7 percent.  

"December's severe winter weather throughout the United States and Western Europe reduced Delta's net profit for the fourth quarter by about $45 million from our previous expectations," said Ed Bastian, Delta's president.  "My thanks go out to the Delta team for their hard work to quickly restore normal operations and their dedication to our customers during the difficult weather environment."

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 357 destinations in 67 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.


Delta Air Lines

Monthly Traffic Results (a)



December 2010

December 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

8,943,543

8,898,552

0.5%


 Mainline

7,030,105

6,930,192

1.4%


 Regional

1,913,438

1,968,360

(2.8%)


International

6,092,932

5,785,913

5.3%


 Latin America

1,062,456

1,205,296

(11.9%)


   Mainline

1,049,250

1,183,889

(11.4%)


   Regional

13,206

21,407

(38.3%)


 Atlantic

3,095,523

2,873,364

7.7%


 Pacific

1,934,953

1,707,253

13.3%


System

15,036,475

14,684,465

2.4%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

11,230,161

11,095,195

1.2%


 Mainline

8,717,084

8,529,601

2.2%


 Regional

2,513,077

2,565,594

(2.0%)


International

7,549,919

6,984,072

8.1%


 Latin America

1,343,181

1,540,978

(12.8%)


    Mainline

1,322,544

1,511,356

(12.5%)


    Regional

20,637

29,622

(30.3%)


 Atlantic

3,843,958

3,448,999

11.5%


 Pacific

2,362,780

1,994,095

18.5%


System

18,780,080

18,079,267

3.9%







Load Factor





Domestic

79.6%

80.2%

(0.6)

pts

 Mainline

80.6%

81.2%

(0.6)

pts

 Regional

76.1%

76.7%

(0.6)

pts

International

80.7%

82.8%

(2.1)

pts

 Latin America

79.1%

78.2%

0.9

pts

    Mainline

79.3%

78.3%

1.0

pts

    Regional

64.0%

72.3%

(8.3)

pts

 Atlantic

80.5%

83.3%

(2.8)

pts

 Pacific

81.9%

85.6%

(3.7)

pts

System

80.1%

81.2%

(1.1)

pts






Passengers Boarded

12,705,281

12,496,900

1.7%







Mainline Completion Factor

95.5%

98.0%

2.5

pts






Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

202,020

169,905

18.9%


 Freighter Cargo

0

51,102

(100.0%)


 System

202,020

221,007

(8.6%)





Endnote:

(a) Results include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements.


Delta Air Lines

Year To Date Traffic Results (a)



December 2010

December 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

115,811,403

114,979,088

0.7%


 Mainline

91,106,082

89,965,474

1.3%


 Regional

24,705,321

25,013,614

(1.2%)


International

77,357,958

73,964,194

4.6%


 Latin America

13,153,017

12,604,482

4.4%


   Mainline

12,869,243

12,380,350

3.9%


   Regional

283,774

224,132

26.6%


 Atlantic

41,893,719

41,804,840

0.2%


 Pacific

22,311,223

19,554,872

14.1%


System

193,169,361

188,943,282

2.2%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

139,737,482

138,793,389

0.7%


 Mainline

108,260,400

106,501,202

1.7%


 Regional

31,477,082

32,292,187

(2.5%)


International

92,946,758

91,537,178

1.5%


 Latin America

16,552,393

16,067,131

3.0%


    Mainline

16,159,276

15,751,697

2.6%


    Regional

393,117

315,434

24.6%


 Atlantic

50,216,837

51,536,843

(2.6%)


 Pacific

26,177,528

23,933,204

9.4%


System

232,684,240

230,330,567

1.0%







Load Factor





Domestic

82.9%

82.8%

0.1

pts

 Mainline

84.2%

84.5%

(0.3)

pts

 Regional

78.5%

77.5%

1.0

pts

International

83.2%

80.8%

2.4

pts

 Latin America

79.5%

78.4%

1.1

pts

    Mainline

79.6%

78.6%

1.0

pts

    Regional

72.2%

71.1%

1.1

pts

 Atlantic

83.4%

81.1%

2.3

pts

 Pacific

85.2%

81.7%

3.5

pts

System

83.0%

82.0%

1.0

pts






Passengers Boarded

162,614,714

161,070,926

1.0%







Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

2,272,212

1,741,102

30.5%


 Freighter Cargo

0

547,333

(100.0%)


 System

2,272,212

2,288,435

(0.7%)





Endnote:

(a) Results include flights operated under contract carrier arrangements.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

For further information: Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554, media@delta.com, Investor Relations, +1-404-715-2170


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