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Delta Air Lines Reports December Traffic

Jan 5, 2012

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for December 2011.  System load factor increased 0.8 points to 80.9 percent, as traffic declined 2.3 percent on 3.3 percent lower capacity year over year.

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Domestic load factor was 80.7 percent up 1.1 points from prior year.  Domestic traffic declined 1.4 percent on a 2.7 percent decrease in capacity.

International load factor was 81.2 percent, up 0.5 points from prior year.  International traffic declined 3.6 percent on a 4.3 percent decrease in capacity.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

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Delta Air Lines

Monthly Traffic Results (a)

 

 

 

 

December 2011

 

December 2010

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

8,817,212

 

8,943,543

 

(1.4%)

 

 

 

Delta Mainline

6,968,483

 

7,030,105

 

(0.9%)

 

 

 

Regional

1,848,729

 

1,913,438

 

(3.4%)

 

 

International

5,870,936

 

6,092,932

 

(3.6%)

 

 

 

Latin America

1,136,364

 

1,062,456

 

7.0%

 

 

 

  Delta Mainline

1,120,568

 

1,049,250

 

6.8%

 

 

 

    Regional

15,796

 

13,206

 

19.6%

 

 

 

Atlantic

2,868,414

 

3,095,523

 

(7.3%)

 

 

 

Pacific

1,866,158

 

1,934,953

 

(3.6%)

 

 

Total System

14,688,148

 

15,036,475

 

(2.3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

10,928,232

 

11,230,161

 

(2.7%)

 

 

 

Delta Mainline

8,509,217

 

8,717,084

 

(2.4%)

 

 

 

Regional

2,419,015

 

2,513,077

 

(3.7%)

 

 

International

7,228,993

 

7,549,919

 

(4.3%)

 

 

 

Latin America

1,423,894

 

1,343,181

 

6.0%

 

 

 

  Delta Mainline

1,400,701

 

1,322,544

 

5.9%

 

 

 

    Regional

23,193

 

20,637

 

12.4%

 

 

 

Atlantic

3,502,292

 

3,843,958

 

(8.9%)

 

 

 

Pacific

2,302,807

 

2,362,780

 

(2.5%)

 

 

Total System

18,157,225

 

18,780,080

 

(3.3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

80.7%

 

79.6%

 

1.1

pts

 

 

Delta Mainline

81.9%

 

80.6%

 

1.3

pts

 

 

Regional

76.4%

 

76.1%

 

0.3

pts

 

International

81.2%

 

80.7%

 

0.5

pts

 

 

Latin America

79.8%

 

79.1%

 

0.7

pts

 

 

Delta Mainline

80.0%

 

79.3%

 

0.7

pts

 

 

     Regional

68.1%

 

64.0%

 

4.1

pts

 

 

Atlantic

81.9%

 

80.5%

 

1.4

pts

 

 

Pacific

81.0%

 

81.9%

 

(0.9)

pts

 

Total System

80.9%

 

80.1%

 

0.8

pts

 

Mainline Completion

 

99.8%

 

95.5%

 

4.3

pts

Factor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

12,563,985

 

12,705,281

 

(1.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

197,733

 

202,020

 

(2.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Delta Air Lines

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2011

 

December 2010

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

115,052,365

 

115,811,399

 

(0.7%)

 

 

 

Delta Mainline

90,774,573

 

91,106,083

 

(0.4%)

 

 

 

Regional

24,277,792

 

24,705,316

 

(1.7%)

 

 

International

77,714,169

 

77,357,960

 

0.5%

 

 

 

Latin America

13,037,423

 

13,153,018

 

(0.9%)

 

 

 

     Delta Mainline

12,831,075

 

12,869,242

 

(0.3%)

 

 

 

     Regional

206,348

 

283,776

 

(27.3%)

 

 

 

Atlantic

41,466,247

 

41,893,719

 

(1.0%)

 

 

 

Pacific

23,210,499

 

22,311,223

 

4.0%

 

 

Total System

192,766,534

 

193,169,359

 

(0.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

138,304,905

 

139,737,483

 

(1.0%)

 

 

 

Delta Mainline

107,406,751

 

108,260,400

 

(0.8%)

 

 

 

Regional

30,898,154

 

31,477,083

 

(1.8%)

 

 

International

96,351,242

 

92,946,758

 

3.7%

 

 

 

Latin America

16,534,776

 

16,552,392

 

(0.1%)

 

 

 

    Delta Mainline

16,226,732

 

16,159,276

 

0.4%

 

 

 

    Regional

308,044

 

393,116

 

(21.6%)

 

 

 

Atlantic

51,008,689

 

50,216,838

 

1.6%

 

 

 

Pacific

28,807,777

 

26,177,528

 

10.0%

 

 

Total System

234,656,147

 

232,684,241

 

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

83.2%

 

82.9%

 

0.3

pts

 

 

Delta Mainline

84.5%

 

84.2%

 

0.3

pts

 

 

Regional

78.6%

 

78.5%

 

0.1

pts

 

International

80.7%

 

83.2%

 

(2.5)

pts

 

 

Latin America

78.8%

 

79.5%

 

(0.7)

pts

 

 

     Delta Mainline

79.1%

 

79.6%

 

(0.5)

pts

 

 

     Regional

67.0%

 

72.2%

 

(5.2)

pts

 

 

Atlantic

81.3%

 

83.4%

 

(2.1)

pts

 

 

Pacific

80.6%

 

85.2%

 

(4.6)

pts

 

Total System

82.1%

 

83.0%

 

(0.9)

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

163,838,348

 

162,614,714

 

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

2,370,472

 

2,271,564

 

4.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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