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Delta Air Lines Reports January Traffic

Feb 3, 2011

ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for January 2011.  System traffic in January 2011 increased 2.3 percent compared to January 2010 on a 4.2 percent increase in capacity.  Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 75.2 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 1.7 percent year over year on a 0.5 percent decrease in capacity.  Domestic load factor decreased 0.9 points to 74.9 percent.  International traffic increased 8.3 percent year over year on an 11.4 percent increase in capacity, and load factor decreased 2.2 points to 75.8 percent.  

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

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Monthly Traffic Results (a)



January 2011

January 2010

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

8,165,780

8,304,215

(1.7%)


 Mainline

6,425,743

6,481,034

(0.9%)


 Regional

1,740,037

1,823,181

(4.6%)


International

5,956,069

5,501,592

8.3%


 Latin America

1,200,825

1,299,449

(7.6%)


   Mainline

1,184,834

1,280,404

(7.5%)


   Regional

15,991

19,045

(16.0%)


 Atlantic

2,727,300

2,507,178

8.8%


 Pacific

2,027,944

1,694,965

19.6%


System

14,121,849

13,805,807

2.3%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

10,905,637

10,957,651

(0.5%)


 Mainline

8,414,210

8,391,278

0.3%


 Regional

2,491,427

2,566,373

(2.9%)


International

7,861,185

7,054,547

11.4%


 Latin America

1,530,087

1,645,180

(7.0%)


    Mainline

1,504,787

1,618,050

(7.0%)


    Regional

25,300

27,130

(6.7%)


 Atlantic

3,900,689

3,387,246

15.2%


 Pacific

2,430,409

2,022,121

20.2%


System

18,766,822

18,012,198

4.2%







Load Factor





Domestic

74.9%

75.8%

(0.9)

pts

 Mainline

76.4%

77.2%

(0.8)

pts

 Regional

69.8%

71.0%

(1.2)

pts

International

75.8%

78.0%

(2.2)

pts

 Latin America

78.5%

79.0%

(0.5)

pts

    Mainline

78.7%

79.1%

(0.4)

pts

    Regional

63.2%

70.2%

(7.0)

pts

 Atlantic

69.9%

74.0%

(4.1)

pts

 Pacific

83.4%

83.8%

(0.4)

pts

System

75.2%

76.6%

(1.4)

pts






Passengers Boarded

11,573,053

11,620,064

(0.4%)







Mainline Completion Factor

94.2%

98.1%

(3.9)

pts






Cargo Ton Miles (000):

182,828

153,037

19.5%



Endnote:

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




SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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