ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for August 20061,2. System traffic for August 2006 decreased 3.0 percent from August 2005 with a capacity decrease of 2.9 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 79.9 percent in August 2006, down 0.1 points from the same period last year.

Domestic traffic in August 2006 decreased 12.1 percent year over year, and capacity decreased 12.5 percent. Domestic load factor in August 2006 was 80.3 percent, up 0.3 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in August 2006 increased 26.2 percent year over year on a 27.9 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 79.0 percent, down 1.1 points from August 2005.

During August 2006, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.6 percent completion rate compared to 97.1 percent in August 2005. Delta boarded 9.4 million passengers during the month of August 2006, a decrease of 11.6 percent from August 2005. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any other global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 295 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America, Delta offers nearly 500 weekly flights to 47 destinations and is on track to become the second-largest carrier in the region. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 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 partners, Delta offers flights to 470 worldwide destinations in 96 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

1 Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines: (1) Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. and SkyWest Airlines Inc. for all periods presented, and (2) Shuttle America Corp. and Freedom Airlines, Inc. for 2006 periods only (Shuttle America began September 2005, Freedom Airlines began October 2005).

2 On September 7, 2005, Delta completed the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (ASA) to SkyWest Airlines, Inc. Operating performance after that date is reflected in our contract carrier flying.

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results
 
 
August 2006
August 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
7,568,799
8,612,953
(12.1%)
 
  Delta Mainline
6,020,708
7,196,830
(16.3%)
 
  ASA
0
521,438
NA
 
  Comair
504,278
559,814
(9.9%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,043,813
334,871
NA
 
International
3,374,492
2,673,877
26.2%
 
  Latin America
789,233
576,402
36.9%
 
    Delta Mainline
765,305
556,959
37.4%
 
    ASA
0
11,648
NA
 
    Comair
1,634
4,778
(65.8%)
 
    Contract Carriers
22,294
3,017
NA
 
  Atlantic
2,482,084
2,000,870
24.1%
 
  Pacific
103,175
96,605
6.8%
 
Total System
10,943,291
11,286,830
(3.0%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
9,427,754
10,772,814
(12.5%)
 
  Delta Mainline
7,401,941
8,799,902
(15.9%)
 
  ASA
0
703,874
NA
 
  Comair
669,426
800,073
(16.3%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,356,387
468,965
NA
 
International
4,272,392
3,339,866
27.9%
 
  Latin America
1,036,919
782,947
32.4%
 
    Delta Mainline
1,003,677
754,051
33.1%
 
    ASA
0
16,548
NA
 
    Comair
2,191
7,893
(72.2%)
 
    Contract Carriers
31,051
4,455
NA
 
  Atlantic
3,121,811
2,443,099
27.8%
 
  Pacific
113,662
113,820
(0.1%)
 
Total System
13,700,146
14,112,680
(2.9%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
80.3%
80.0%
0.3
pts
  Delta Mainline
81.3%
81.8%
(0.5)
pts
  ASA
0.0%
74.1%
NA
pts
  Comair
75.3%
70.0%
5.3
pts
  Contract Carriers
77.0%
71.4%
5.6
pts
International
79.0%
80.1%
(1.1)
pts
  Latin America
76.1%
73.6%
2.5
pts
    Delta Mainline
76.3%
73.9%
2.4
pts
    ASA
0.0%
70.4%
NA
pts
    Comair
74.6%
60.5%
14.1
pts
    Contract Carriers
71.8%
67.7%
4.1
pts
  Atlantic
79.5%
81.9%
(2.4)
pts
  Pacific
90.8%
84.9%
5.9
pts
Total System
79.9%
80.0%
(0.1)
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
9,449,204
10,692,819
(11.6%)
 

 

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
 
 
August 2006
August 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
56,530,286
63,861,280
(11.5%)
 
  Delta Mainline
45,182,051
53,218,105
(15.1%)
 
  ASA
0
3,849,975
NA
 
  Comair
3,590,752
4,129,897
(13.1%)
 
  Contract Carriers
7,757,483
2,663,303
NA
 
International
22,612,304
19,094,436
18.4%
 
  Latin America
5,765,144
4,420,051
30.4%
 
    Delta Mainline
5,597,142
4,291,735
30.4%
 
    ASA
0
83,685
NA
 
    Comair
32,430
29,796
8.8%
 
    Contract Carriers
135,572
14,835
NA
 
  Atlantic
16,066,492
13,924,379
15.4%
 
  Pacific
780,668
750,006
4.1%
 
Total System
79,142,590
82,955,716
(4.6%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
71,279,077
82,758,991
(13.9%)
 
  Delta Mainline
56,620,648
67,779,434
(16.5%)
 
  ASA
0
5,267,459
NA
 
  Comair
4,811,243
6,052,803
(20.5%)
 
  Contract Carriers
9,847,186
3,659,295
NA
 
International
28,513,547
23,774,503
19.9%
 
  Latin America
7,696,285
5,992,119
28.4%
 
    Delta Mainline
7,474,295
5,813,327
28.6%
 
    ASA
0
113,806
NA
 
    Comair
43,883
43,310
1.3%
 
    Contract Carriers
178,107
21,676
NA
 
  Atlantic
19,927,053
16,888,811
18.0%
 
  Pacific
890,209
893,573
(0.4%)
 
Total System
99,792,624
106,533,494
(6.3%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
79.3%
77.2%
2.1
pts
  Delta Mainline
79.8%
78.5%
1.3
pts
  ASA
0.0%
73.1%
NA
pts
  Comair
74.6%
68.2%
6.4
pts
  Contract Carriers
78.8%
72.8%
6.0
pts
International
79.3%
80.3%
(1.0)
pts
  Latin America
74.9%
73.8%
1.1
pts
    Delta Mainline
74.9%
73.8%
1.1
pts
    ASA
0.0%
73.5%
NA
pts
    Comair
73.9%
68.8%
5.1
pts
    Contract Carriers
76.1%
68.4%
7.7
pts
  Atlantic
80.6%
82.4%
(1.8)
pts
  Pacific
87.7%
83.9%
3.8
pts
Total System
79.3%
77.9%
1.4
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
72,244,088
82,739,528
(12.7%)
 

 

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