ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for April 2011.  System traffic in April 2011 increased 2.6 percent compared to April 2010 on a 5.3 percent increase in capacity.  Load factor decreased 2.2 points to 80.8 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 1.5 percent year over year on a 0.2 percent decrease in capacity.  Domestic load factor decreased 1.1 points to 83.1 percent.  International traffic increased 9.6 percent year over year on a 14.4 percent increase in capacity, and load factor decreased 3.5 points to 77.4 percent.  

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 346 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.


Delta Air Lines

Monthly Traffic Results (a)



April 2011

April 2010

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

9,399,279

9,540,187

(1.5%)


 Mainline

7,410,767

7,471,633

(0.8%)


 Regional

1,988,512

2,068,554

(3.9%)


International

6,074,488

5,544,654

9.6%


 Latin America

1,114,319

1,105,277

0.8%


   Mainline

1,096,785

1,075,764

2.0%


   Regional

17,534

29,513

(40.6%)


 Atlantic

3,468,680

2,901,359

19.6%


 Pacific

1,491,489

1,538,018

(3.0%)


System

15,473,767

15,084,841

2.6%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

11,304,934

11,324,048

(0.2%)


 Mainline

8,755,024

8,713,990

0.5%


 Regional

2,549,910

2,610,058

(2.3%)


International

7,844,665

6,854,877

14.4%


 Latin America

1,482,537

1,458,132

1.7%


    Mainline

1,457,163

1,418,807

2.7%


    Regional

25,374

39,325

(35.5%)


 Atlantic

4,285,346

3,482,043

23.1%


 Pacific

2,076,782

1,914,702

8.5%


System

19,149,599

18,178,925

5.3%







Load Factor





Domestic

83.1%

84.2%

(1.1)

pts

 Mainline

84.6%

85.7%

(1.1)

pts

 Regional

78.0%

79.3%

(1.3)

pts

International

77.4%

80.9%

(3.5)

pts

 Latin America

75.2%

75.8%

(0.6)

pts

    Mainline

75.3%

75.8%

(0.5)

pts

    Regional

69.1%

75.0%

(5.9)

pts

 Atlantic

80.9%

83.3%

(2.4)

pts

 Pacific

71.8%

80.3%

(8.5)

pts

System

80.8%

83.0%

(2.2)

pts






Passengers Boarded

13,465,674

13,341,196

0.9%







Mainline Completion Factor

99.0

98.8

0.2

pts






Cargo Ton Miles (000)

198,172

172,092

15.2%



Endnote:

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





Delta Air Lines

Year To Date Traffic Results (a)



April 2011

April 2010

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

35,421,244

35,654,482

(0.7%)


 Mainline

27,926,596

27,831,715

0.3%


 Regional

7,494,648

7,822,767

(4.2%)


International

22,981,887

21,797,178

5.4%


 Latin America

4,715,035

5,053,023

(6.7%)


   Mainline

4,652,413

4,942,172

(5.9%)


   Regional

62,622

110,851

(43.5%)


 Atlantic

11,245,377

10,223,568

10.0%


 Pacific

7,021,475

6,520,587

7.7%


System

58,403,131

57,451,660

1.7%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

44,399,747

43,902,576

1.1%


 Mainline

34,341,484

33,710,867

1.9%


 Regional

10,058,263

10,191,709

(1.3%)


International

30,968,627

27,577,388

12.3%


 Latin America

6,210,051

6,499,749

(4.5%)


    Mainline

6,113,582

6,350,626

(3.7%)


    Regional

96,469

149,123

(35.3%)


 Atlantic

15,638,980

13,256,531

18.0%


 Pacific

9,119,596

7,821,108

16.6%


System

75,368,374

71,479,964

5.4%







Load Factor





Domestic

79.8%

81.2%

(1.4)

pts

 Mainline

81.3%

82.6%

(1.3)

pts

 Regional

74.5%

76.8%

(2.3)

pts

International

74.2%

79.0%

(4.8)

pts

 Latin America

75.9%

77.7%

(1.8)

pts

    Mainline

76.1%

77.8%

(1.7)

pts

    Regional

64.9%

74.3%

(9.4)

pts

 Atlantic

71.9%

77.1%

(5.2)

pts

 Pacific

77.0%

83.4%

(6.4)

pts

System

77.5%

80.4%

(2.9)

pts






Passengers Boarded

50,230,822

49,886,224

0.7%







Cargo Ton Miles (000)

786,104

680,479

15.5%



Endnote:

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




SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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