ATLANTA, April 4, 2007 – Delta Air Lines today reported a record March consolidated system load factor of 83.0 percent, record mainline system load factor of 83.7 percent, and record total domestic load factor of 83.6 percent.  In addition, on March 31, Delta recorded new all-time daily record load factors of 98.1 percent in the mainline Atlantic and 93.0 percent in mainline Latin entities. 

System traffic increased 3.5 percent from March 2006 with a capacity increase of 0.4 percent.  International traffic in March 2007 increased 23.1 percent year over year on an 18.7 percent increase in capacity. Domestic traffic in March 2007 declined 3.2 percent year over year on a 6.0 percent decrease in capacity.

Despite the challenging weather environment in March, Delta completed 98.1 percent of scheduled flights during the month relative to 99.0 percent in March 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 307 destinations in 52 countries.  With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 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 456 worldwide destinations in 100 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
 
 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results(a)
 
 
 March 2007
March 2006
Change
 
RPMs (000):
 
       
Domestic
 
7,286,579
7,524,851
(3.2%)
 
  Delta Mainline
 
5,712,265
6,068,455
(5.9%)
 
  Comair
 
399,642
434,211
(8.0%)
 
  Contract Carriers
 
1,174,672
1,022,185
14.9%
 
International
 
3,130,017
2,543,045
23.1%
 
  Latin America
 
955,199
763,150
25.2%
 
    Delta Mainline
 
913,662
739,346
23.6%
 
    Comair
 
1,192
8,050
(85.2%)
 
    Contract Carriers
 
40,345
15,754
NA
 
  Atlantic
 
2,072,774
1,679,508
23.4%
 
  Pacific
 
102,044
100,387
1.7%
 
Total System
 
10,416,596
10,067,896
3.5%
 
         
ASMs (000):
 
       
Domestic
 
8,716,370
9,275,046
(6.0%)
 
  Delta Mainline
 
6,733,340
7,449,055
(9.6%)
 
  Comair
 
527,215
581,782
(9.4%)
 
  Contract Carriers
 
1,455,815
1,244,209
17.0%
 
International
 
3,834,733
3,231,198
18.7%
 
  Latin America
 
1,224,497
1,002,266
22.2%
 
    Delta Mainline
 
1,168,338
970,479
20.4%
 
    Comair
 
1,326
10,941
(87.9%)
 
    Contract Carriers
 
54,833
20,846
NA
 
  Atlantic
 
2,496,437
2,115,250
18.0%
 
  Pacific
 
113,799
113,682
0.1%
 
Total System
 
12,551,103
12,506,244
0.4%
 
         
Load Factor
 
       
Domestic
 
83.6%
81.1%
2.5
pts
 
  Delta Mainline
 
84.8%
81.5%
3.3
pts
 
  Comair
 
75.8%
74.6%
1.2
pts
 
  Contract Carriers
 
80.7%
82.2%
(1.5)
pts
 
International
 
81.6%
78.7%
2.9
pts
 
  Latin America
 
78.0%
76.1%
1.9
pts
 
    Delta Mainline
 
78.2%
76.2%
2.0
pts
 
    Comair
 
89.9%
73.6%
16.3
pts
 
    Contract Carriers
 
73.6%
75.6%
(2.0)
pts
 
  Atlantic
 
83.0%
79.4%
3.6
pts
 
  Pacific
 
89.7%
88.3%
1.4
pts
 
Total System
 
83.0%
80.5%
2.5
pts
 
         
Passengers Boarded
 

9,696,321

 

       9,610,654

 

0.9%

 
 
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)
 
 
March 2007
March 2006
Change
 
RPMs (000):        
Domestic
 
19,031,037
19,901,107
(4.4%)
 
  Delta Mainline
 
14,922,871
16,052,710
(7.0%)
 
  Comair
 
1,046,843
1,173,568
(10.8%)
 
  Contract Carriers
 
3,061,323
2,674,829
14.4%
 
International
 
8,181,575
6,483,067
26.2%
 
  Latin America
 
2,756,487
2,077,625
32.7%
 
    Delta Mainline
 
2,645,564
2,023,251
30.8%
 
    Comair
 
2,549
20,098
(87.3%)
 
    Contract Carriers
 
108,374
34,276
NA
 
  Atlantic
 
5,142,314
4,119,215
24.8%
 
  Pacific
 
282,774
286,227
(1.2%)
 
Total System
 
27,212,612
26,384,174
3.1%
 
         
ASMs (000):
 
       
Domestic
 
24,490,305
25,889,873
(5.4%)
 
  Delta Mainline
 
18,925,480
20,790,075
(9.0%)
 
  Comair
 
1,527,840
1,674,179
(8.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
 
4,036,985
3,425,619
17.8%
 
International
 
10,789,094
8,712,574
23.8%
 
  Latin America
 
3,695,969
2,816,249
31.2%
 
    Delta Mainline
 
3,535,090
2,741,305
29.0%
 
    Comair
 
3,285
27,781
(88.2%)
 
    Contract Carriers
 
157,594
47,163
NA
 
  Atlantic
 
6,762,819
5,566,197
21.5%
 
  Pacific
 
330,306
330,128
0.1%
 
Total System
 
35,279,399
34,602,447
2.0%
 
         
Load Factor
 
       
Domestic
 
77.7%
76.9%
0.8
pts
 
  Delta Mainline
 
78.9%
77.2%
1.7
pts
 
  Comair
 
68.5%
70.1%
(1.6)
pts
 
  Contract Carriers
 
75.8%
78.1%
(2.3)
pts
 
International
 
75.8%
74.4%
1.4
pts
 
  Latin America
 
74.6%
73.8%
0.8
pts
 
    Delta Mainline
 
74.8%
73.8%
1.0
pts
 
    Comair
 
77.6%
72.3%
5.3
pts
 
    Contract Carriers
 
68.8%
72.7%
(3.9)
pts
 
  Atlantic
 
76.0%
74.0%
2.0
pts
 
  Pacific
 
85.6%
86.7%
(1.1)
pts
 
Total System
 
77.1%
76.2%
0.9
pts
 
         
Passengers Boarded
 
25,325,177
25,531,410
(0.8%)
 

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.

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