ATLANTA, May 2, 2007 – Delta Air Lines today reported a record April consolidated system load factor of 81.5 percent, record mainline system load factor of 82.0 percent, record total domestic load factor of 82.8 percent, record mainline domestic load factor of 84.0 percent and record regional load factor of 78.6 percent.

System traffic increased 4.2 percent from April 2006 with a capacity decrease of 0.7 percent. International traffic in April 2007 increased 17.3 percent year over year on an 17.1 percent increase in capacity. Domestic traffic in April 2007 declined 0.6 percent year over year on a 7.3 percent decrease in capacity.

In addition, Delta served record numbers of passengers on its international flights during the month of April 2007. The number of total international, Latin and Atlantic passengers increased 17 percent, 20 percent and 15 percent, respectively, versus the same period last year.

"Delta continues to build on the momentum of our successful revenue management initiatives and network restructuring with another month of record load factors," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president -- Network Planning and Revenue Management. "Our customers are thrilled with the dozens of new destinations we are adding to our international and domestic network and our advanced bookings remain strong throughout the summer."

Delta completed 99.3 percent of scheduled flights during the month relative to 98.9 percent in April 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL.WI) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 311 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 462 worldwide destinations in 98 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results(a)
 
 
 April 2007
April 2006
Change
 
RPMs (000):        
Domestic
6,815,972
6,859,653
(0.6%)
 
  Delta Mainline
5,324,254
5,507,571
(3.3%)
 
  Comair
379,641
424,305
(10.5%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,112,077
927,777
19.9%
 
International
3,007,496
2,564,065
17.3%
 
  Latin America
830,448
693,582
19.7%
 
    Delta Mainline
793,280
668,748
18.6%
 
    Comair
1,070
6,820
(84.3%)
 
    Contract Carriers
36,098
18,014
100.4%
 
  Atlantic
2,089,361
1,781,213
17.3%
 
  Pacific
87,687
89,270
(1.8%)
 
Total System
9,823,468
9,423,718
4.2%
 
         
ASMs (000):        
Domestic
8,231,749
8,882,341
(7.3%)
 
  Delta Mainline
6,340,048
7,088,981
(10.6%)
 
  Comair
490,094
575,399
(14.8%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,401,607
1,217,961
15.1%
 
International
3,825,920
3,266,080
17.1%
 
  Latin America
1,135,416
935,585
21.4%
 
    Delta Mainline
1,082,570
902,567
19.9%
 
    Comair
1,285
9,200
(86.0%)
 
    Contract Carriers
51,561
23,818
116.5%
 
  Atlantic
2,582,335
2,220,505
16.3%
 
  Pacific
108,169
109,990
(1.7%)
 
Total System
12,057,669
12,148,421
(0.7%)
 
         
Load Factor        
Domestic
82.8%
77.2%
5.6
pts
  Delta Mainline
84.0%
77.7%
6.3
pts
  Comair
77.5%
73.7%
3.8
pts
  Contract Carriers
79.3%
76.2%
3.1
pts
International
78.6%
78.5%
0.1
pts
  Latin America
73.1%
74.1%
(1.0)
pts
    Delta Mainline
73.3%
74.1%
(0.8)
pts
    Comair
83.3%
74.1%
9.2
pts
    Contract Carriers
70.0%
75.6%
(5.6)
pts
  Atlantic
80.9%
80.2%
0.7
pts
  Pacific
81.1%
81.2%
(0.1)
pts
Total System
81.5%
77.6%
3.9
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
9,122,806
8,792,778
3.8%
 
Endnote:
a Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines for all periods presented: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., and SkyWest Airlines Inc.

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results(a)
 
 
April 2007
April 2006
Change
 
RPMs (000):        
Domestic
25,847,009
26,760,760
(3.4%)
 
  Delta Mainline
20,247,125
21,560,281
(6.1%)
 
  Comair
1,426,484
1,597,873
(10.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
4,173,400
3,602,606
15.8%
 
International
11,189,071
9,047,132
23.7%
 
  Latin America
3,586,935
2,771,207
29.4%
 
    Delta Mainline
3,438,844
2,691,999
27.7%
 
    Comair
3,619
26,918
(86.6%)
 
    Contract Carriers
144,472
52,290
176.3%
 
  Atlantic
7,231,675
5,900,428
22.6%
 
  Pacific
370,461
375,497
(1.3%)
 
Total System
37,036,080
35,807,892
3.4%
 
         
ASMs (000):        
Domestic
32,722,054
34,772,214
(5.9%)
 
  Delta Mainline
25,265,528
27,879,056
(9.4%)
 
  Comair
2,017,934
2,249,578
(10.3%)
 
  Contract Carriers
5,438,592
4,643,580
17.1%
 
International
14,615,014
11,978,654
22.0%
 
  Latin America
4,831,385
3,751,834
28.8%
 
    Delta Mainline
4,617,660
3,643,872
26.7%
 
    Comair
4,570
36,981
(87.6%)
 
    Contract Carriers
209,155
70,981
194.7%
 
  Atlantic
9,345,154
7,786,702
20.0%
 
  Pacific
438,475
440,118
(0.4%)
 
Total System
47,337,068
46,750,868
1.3%
 
         
Load Factor        
Domestic
79.0%
77.0%
2.0
pts
  Delta Mainline
80.1%
77.3%
2.8
pts
  Comair
70.7%
71.0%
(0.3)
pts
  Contract Carriers
76.7%
77.6%
(0.9)
pts
International
76.6%
75.5%
1.1
pts
  Latin America
74.2%
73.9%
0.3
pts
    Delta Mainline
74.5%
73.9%
0.6
pts
    Comair
79.2%
72.8%
6.4
pts
    Contract Carriers
69.1%
73.7%
(4.6)
pts
  Atlantic
77.4%
75.8%
1.6
pts
  Pacific
84.5%
85.3%
(0.8)
pts
Total System
78.2%
76.6%
1.6
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
34,447,983
34,324,188
0.4%
 
Endnote:
a Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines for all periods presented: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., and SkyWest Airlines Inc.

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