ATLANTA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for August 2010.  System traffic in August 2010 increased 1.1 percent compared to August 2009 on a 1.2 percent increase in capacity.  Load factor remained flat at 86.5 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 0.9 percent year over year on a 0.3 percent increase in capacity.  Domestic load factor decreased 1.0 point to 85.8 percent.  International traffic increased 4.2 percent year over year on a 2.7 percent increase in capacity, and load factor increased 1.3 points to 87.4 percent.  

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 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 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. 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)



August 2010

August 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

11,101,864

11,204,628

(0.9%)


 Mainline

8,829,944

8,872,069

(0.5%)


 Regional

2,271,920

2,332,559

(2.6%)


International

7,840,386

7,522,759

4.2%


 Latin America

1,047,796

951,256

10.1%


   Mainline

1,019,009

933,833

9.1%


   Regional

28,787

17,423

65.2%


 Atlantic

4,636,466

4,602,876

0.7%


 Pacific

2,156,124

1,968,627

9.5%


System

18,942,250

18,727,387

1.1%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

12,937,472

12,901,672

0.3%


 Mainline

10,094,114

10,019,630

0.7%


 Regional

2,843,358

2,882,042

(1.3%)


International

8,971,528

8,737,281

2.7%


 Latin America

1,253,103

1,147,181

9.2%


    Mainline

1,214,867

1,124,546

8.0%


    Regional

38,236

22,635

68.9%


 Atlantic

5,286,995

5,253,098

0.6%


 Pacific

2,431,430

2,337,002

4.0%


System

21,909,000

21,638,953

1.2%







Load Factor





Domestic

85.8%

86.8%

(1.0)

pts

 Mainline

87.5%

88.5%

(1.0)

pts

 Regional

79.9%

80.9%

(1.0)

pts

International

87.4%

86.1%

1.3

pts

 Latin America

83.6%

82.9%

0.7

pts

    Mainline

83.9%

83.0%

0.9

pts

    Regional

75.3%

77.0%

(1.7)

pts

 Atlantic

87.7%

87.6%

0.1

pts

 Pacific

88.7%

84.2%

4.5

pts

System

86.5%

86.5%

0.0

pts






Passengers Boarded

    15,182,936

      15,142,949

0.3%







Mainline Completion Factor

98.6%

99.4%

(0.8)

pts






Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

193,668

153,008

26.6%


 Freighter Cargo

0

42,823

(100.0%)


 System

193,668

195,831

(1.1%)



Endnote:

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




Delta Air Lines

Year To Date Traffic Results(a)



August 2010

August 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

79,782,561

80,367,773

(0.7%)


 Mainline

62,948,958

63,251,883

(0.5%)


 Regional

16,833,603

17,115,890

(1.6%)


International

51,042,297

49,893,472

2.3%


 Latin America

8,547,937

8,073,069

5.9%


   Mainline

8,340,008

7,931,974

5.1%


   Regional

207,929

141,095

47.4%


 Atlantic

27,893,376

28,811,062

(3.2%)


 Pacific

14,600,984

13,009,341

12.2%


System

130,824,858

130,261,245

0.4%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

95,014,671

96,232,071

(1.3%)


 Mainline

73,774,202

74,095,521

(0.4%)


 Regional

21,240,469

22,136,550

(4.0%)


International

61,112,340

62,450,149

(2.1%)


 Latin America

10,731,368

10,314,215

4.0%


    Mainline

10,451,572

10,113,053

3.3%


    Regional

279,796

201,162

39.1%


 Atlantic

33,339,091

36,035,198

(7.5%)


 Pacific

17,041,881

16,100,736

5.8%


System

156,127,011

158,682,220

(1.6%)







Load Factor





Domestic

84.0%

83.5%

0.5

pts

 Mainline

85.3%

85.4%

(0.1)

pts

 Regional

79.3%

77.3%

2.0

pts

International

83.5%

79.9%

3.6

pts

 Latin America

79.7%

78.3%

1.4

pts

    Mainline

79.8%

78.4%

1.4

pts

    Regional

74.3%

70.1%

4.2

pts

 Atlantic

83.7%

80.0%

3.7

pts

 Pacific

85.7%

80.8%

4.9

pts

System

83.8%

82.1%

1.7

pts






Passengers Boarded

109,701,703

110,573,892

(0.8%)







Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

1,469,874

       1,065,923

37.9%


 Freighter Cargo

0

          345,122

(100.0%)


 System

1,469,874

1,411,045

4.2%



Endnote:

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



SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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