ATLANTA, July 5, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported record load factors for June, including consolidated system load factor of 85.9 percent, mainline system load factor of 86.5 percent, mainline domestic load factor of 88.6 percent, and regional system load factor of 82.5 percent.

System traffic increased 5.0 percent from June 2006 with a capacity increase of 3.3 percent.  Domestic traffic in June 2007 increased 1.5 percent year-over-year on a 2.2 percent decrease in capacity.  International traffic in June 2007 increased 12.7 percent year over year on a 15.0 percent increase in capacity.

In addition, a record number of passengers flew internationally on Delta during June. The number of international, Latin and regional passengers increased 12 percent, 22 percent and 16 percent, respectively, versus the same period last year.  Delta boarded 10.1 million passengers during June 2007, an increase of 4.1 percent from June 2006.

Delta completed 98.6 percent of scheduled flights during the month relative to 98.4 percent in June 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

"June proved to be another strong month for Delta with continued revenue strength in both domestic and international markets," said Jim Whitehurst, Delta’s chief operating officer.  "While severe weather across the Eastern Seaboard and record load factors challenged our operations, we were successful in maintaining competitive top-tier operational performance.  Delta’s June completion factor was on track with the top performers in the industry, despite our heavy concentration of flights in the congested Northeast corridor."
 
Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 333 destinations in 57 countries.  With more than 60 new international routes introduced in the last year, Delta has added more international capacity than all other U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 700 weekly flights to more than 60 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 479 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results(a)
 
 
 
 
 June 2007
June 2006
Change
 
 
RPMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
7,675,028
7,565,223
1.5%
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
6,006,101
6,014,128
(0.1%)
 
 
  Comair
 
420,647
508,797
(17.3%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
1,248,280
1,042,298
19.8%
 
 
International
 
3,997,483
3,547,547
12.7%
 
 
  Latin America
 
901,502
713,755
26.3%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
852,582
691,873
23.2%
 
 
    Comair
 
854
460
85.7%
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
48,066
21,422
NM
 
 
  Atlantic
 
2,950,864
2,730,164
8.1%
 
 
  Pacific
 
145,117
103,628
40.0%
 
 
Total System
 
11,672,511
11,112,770
5.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
8,795,717
8,990,238
(2.2%)
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
6,781,784
7,103,856
(4.5%)
 
 
  Comair
 
509,812
627,159
(18.7%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
1,504,121
1,259,223
19.4%
 
 
International
 
4,791,662
4,166,852
15.0%
 
 
  Latin America
 
1,195,604
955,826
25.1%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
1,127,494
928,681
21.4%
 
 
    Comair
 
1,032
527
95.8%
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
67,078
26,618
NM
 
 
  Atlantic
 
3,430,365
3,100,940
10.6%
 
 
  Pacific
 
165,693
110,086
50.5%
 
 
Total System
 
13,587,379
13,157,090
3.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Load Factor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
87.3%
84.1%
3.2
pts
 
  Delta Mainline
 
88.6%
84.7%
3.9
pts
 
  Comair
 
82.5%
81.1%
1.4
pts
 
  Contract Carriers
 
83.0%
82.8%
0.2
pts
 
International
 
83.4%
85.1%
(1.7)
pts
 
  Latin America
 
75.4%
74.7%
0.7
pts
 
    Delta Mainline
 
75.6%
74.5%
1.1
pts
 
    Comair
 
82.8%
87.3%
(4.5)
pts
 
    Contract Carriers
 
71.7%
80.5%
(8.8)
pts
 
  Atlantic
 
86.0%
88.0%
(2.0)
pts
 
  Pacific
 
87.6%
94.1%
(6.5)
pts
 
Total System
 
85.9%
84.5%
1.4
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passengers Boarded
 
      10,049,734

9,650,006

 

4.1%

 
 
 
Endnote:aResults 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)
 
 
 
 
June 2007
June 2006
Change
 
 
 
RPMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
40,320,253
40,930,875
(1.5%)
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
31,531,162
32,752,027
(3.7%)
 
 
  Comair
 
2,235,854
2,554,786
(12.5%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
6,553,237
5,624,062
16.5%
 
 
International
 
18,469,950
15,505,853
19.1%
 
 
  Latin America
 
5,236,132
4,089,835
28.0%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
5,004,436
3,971,200
26.0%
 
 
    Comair
 
5,544
29,172
(81.0%)
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
226,152
89,463
NM
 
 
  Atlantic
 
12,620,799
10,836,684
16.5%
 
 
  Pacific
 
613,019
579,334
5.8%
 
 
Total System
 
58,790,203
56,436,728
4.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
49,816,658
52,475,916
(5.1%)
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
38,427,369
41,842,368
(8.2%)
 
 
  Comair
 
3,033,613
3,474,025
(12.7%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
8,355,676
7,159,523
16.7%
 
 
International
 
23,589,874
19,844,649
18.9%
 
 
  Latin America
 
7,100,544
5,571,420
27.4%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
6,767,390
5,413,783
25.0%
 
 
    Comair
 
6,972
39,698
(82.4%)
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
326,182
117,939
NM
 
 
  Atlantic
 
15,771,425
13,609,295
15.9%
 
 
  Pacific
 
717,905
663,934
8.1%
 
 
Total System
 
73,406,532
72,320,565
1.5%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Load Factor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
80.9%
78.0%
2.9
pts
 
  Delta Mainline
 
82.1%
78.3%
3.8
pts
 
  Comair
 
73.7%
73.5%
0.2
pts
 
  Contract Carriers
 
78.4%
78.6%
(0.2)
pts
 
International
 
78.3%
78.1%
0.2
pts
 
  Latin America
 
73.7%
73.4%
0.3
pts
 
    Delta Mainline
 
73.9%
73.4%
0.5
pts
 
    Comair
 
79.5%
73.5%
6.0
pts
 
    Contract Carriers
 
69.3%
75.9%
(6.6)
pts
 
  Atlantic
 
80.0%
79.6%
0.4
pts
 
  Pacific
 
85.4%
87.3%
(1.9)
pts
 
Total System
 
80.1%
78.0%
2.1
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passengers Boarded
 
53,632,287
52,752,113
1.7%
 
 

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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