ATLANTA, March 5, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for February 2009. 

Delta and Northwest Combined
On a combined basis, system traffic in February 2009 decreased 11.0 percent compared to February 2008 on a 7.8 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 2.7 points to 74.3 percent.

Domestic traffic decreased 11.5 percent year over year on an 11.0 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor decreased 0.4 points to 78.0 percent.  International traffic decreased 10.1 percent year over year on a 1.9 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 6.2 points to 68.3 percent. 

Delta
Delta’s system traffic in February 2009 decreased 9.2 percent compared to February 2008 on a capacity decrease of 6.2 percent. Delta’s system load factor decreased 2.4 points to 72.5 percent. 

Northwest
Northwest’s system traffic in February 2009 decreased 13.6 percent compared to February 2008 on a capacity decrease of 10.2 percent. Northwest’s system load factor decreased 3.0 points to 77.2 percent.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 379 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.


 

Delta and Northwest Combined
Monthly Traffic Results (a)
 

 

February 2009

February 2008

       Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

8,449,192

9,544,594

(11.5%)

 

  Mainline

6,683,711

7,725,011

(13.5%)

 

  Regional

1,765,481

1,819,583

(3.0%)

 

International

4,384,991

4,877,222

(10.1%)

 

  Latin America

776,470

891,580

(12.9%)

 

    Mainline

763,347

840,975

(9.2%)

 

    Regional

13,123

50,605

(74.1%)

 

  Atlantic

2,146,056

2,386,769

(10.1%)

 

  Pacific

1,462,465

1,598,873

(8.5%)

 

System

12,834,182

14,421,816

(11.0%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

10,837,836

12,173,635

(11.0%)

 

  Mainline

8,367,820

9,713,757

(13.9%)

 

  Regional

2,470,016

2,459,878

0.4%

 

International

6,424,647

6,549,294

(1.9%)

 

  Latin America

1,086,827

1,162,480

(6.5%)

 

     Mainline

1,067,123

1,095,007

(2.5%)

 

     Regional

19,704

67,473

(70.8%)

 

  Atlantic

3,513,162

3,472,584

1.2%

 

  Pacific

1,824,658

1,914,230

(4.7%)

 

System

17,262,483

18,722,929

(7.8%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

78.0%

78.4%

(0.4)

 pts

  Mainline

79.9%

79.5%

0.4

 pts

  Regional

71.5%

74.0%

(2.5)

 pts

International

68.3%

74.5%

(6.2)

 pts

  Latin America

71.4%

76.7%

(5.3)

 pts

     Mainline

71.5%

76.8%

(5.3)

 pts

     Regional

66.6%

75.0%

(8.4)

 pts

  Atlantic

61.1%

68.7%

(7.6)

 pts

  Pacific

80.2%

83.5%

(3.3)

 pts

System

74.3%

77.0%

(2.7)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

      11,400,216

12,864,760

(11.4%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

6,589

9,258

(28.8%)

 

  Freight

148,993

220,967

(32.6%)

 

  System

155,582

230,225

(32.4%)

 

Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.

 

Delta
Monthly Traffic Results (a)
 

 

February 2009

February 2008

       Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

5,195,531

5,882,426

(11.7%)

 

  Mainline

4,074,238

4,561,026

(10.7%)

 

  Regional

1,121,293

1,321,400

(15.1%)

 

International

2,498,386

2,590,168

(3.5%)

 

  Latin America

776,470

891,580

(12.9%)

 

    Mainline

763,347

840,975

(9.2%)

 

    Regional

13,123

50,605

(74.1%)

 

  Atlantic

1,571,348

1,598,077

(1.7%)

 

  Pacific

150,568

100,511

49.8%

 

System

7,693,917

8,472,594

(9.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

6,716,527

7,631,864

(12.0%)

 

  Mainline

5,176,090

5,865,070

(11.7%)

 

  Regional

1,540,437

1,766,794

(12.8%)

 

International

3,890,306

3,675,723

5.8%

 

  Latin America

1,086,827

1,162,480

(6.5%)

 

     Mainline

1,067,123

1,095,007

(2.5%)

 

     Regional

19,704

67,473

(70.8%)

 

  Atlantic

2,589,053

2,373,814

9.1%

 

  Pacific

214,426

139,429

53.8%

 

System

10,606,833

11,307,587

(6.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

77.4%

77.1%

0.3

 pts

  Mainline

78.7%

77.8%

0.9

 pts

  Regional

72.8%

74.8%

(2.0)

 pts

International

64.2%

70.5%

(6.3)

 pts

  Latin America

71.4%

76.7%

(5.3)

 pts

     Mainline

71.5%

76.8%

(5.3)

 pts

     Regional

66.6%

75.0%

(8.4)

 pts

  Atlantic

60.7%

67.3%

(6.6)

 pts

  Pacific

70.2%

72.1%

(1.9)

 pts

System

72.5%

74.9%

(2.4)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

      7,087,447

7,909,140

(10.4%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion Factor

99.2%

98.4%

0.8

pts

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

4,077

4,885

(16.6%)

 

  Freight

74,033

89,065

(16.9%)

 

  System

78,110

93,950

(16.9%)

 

 

Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.

 

 

Northwest
Monthly Traffic Results (a)
 

 

February 2009

February 2008

       Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

3,253,661

3,662,168

(11.2%)

 

  Mainline

2,609,473

3,163,985

(17.5%)

 

  Regional

644,188

498,183

29.3%

 

International

1,886,605

2,287,054

(17.5%)

 

  Atlantic

574,708

788,692

(27.1%)

 

  Pacific

1,311,897

1,498,362

(12.4%)

 

System

5,140,265

5,949,222

(13.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

4,121,309

4,541,771

(9.3%)

 

  Mainline

3,191,730

3,848,687

(17.1%)

 

  Regional

929,579

693,084

34.1%

 

International

2,534,341

2,873,571

(11.8%)

 

  Atlantic

924,109

1,098,770

(15.9%)

 

  Pacific

1,610,232

1,774,801

(9.3%)

 

System

6,655,650

7,415,342

(10.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

78.9%

80.6%

(1.7)

 pts

  Mainline

81.8%

82.2%

(0.4)

 pts

  Regional

69.3%

71.9%

(2.6)

 pts

International

74.4%

79.6%

(5.2)

 pts

  Atlantic

62.2%

71.8%

(9.6)

 pts

  Pacific

81.5%

84.4%

(2.9)

 pts

System

77.2%

80.2%

(3.0)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded:

4,312,769

4,955,620

(13.0%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion Factor

98.3%

95.6%

2.7

pts

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

2,512

4,373

(42.6%)

 

  Freight

74,960

131,902

(43.2%)

 

  System

77,472

136,275

(43.2%)

 

Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.

 

 

Delta and Northwest Combined
Year to Date Traffic Results (a)
 

 

February 2009

February 2008

       Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

17,318,813

19,178,776

(9.7%)

 

  Mainline

13,743,751

15,523,855

(11.5%)

 

  Regional

3,575,062

3,654,921

(2.2%)

 

International

10,042,343

10,475,195

(4.1%)

 

  Latin America

1,754,544

1,892,094

(7.3%)

 

    Mainline

1,723,025

1,793,565

(3.9%)

 

    Regional

31,519

98,529

(68.0%)

 

  Atlantic

5,024,043

5,214,742

(3.7%)

 

  Pacific

3,263,756

3,368,359

(3.1%)

 

System

27,361,156

29,653,970

(7.7%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

22,428,721

24,868,098

(9.8%)

 

  Mainline

17,330,197

19,809,867

(12.5%)

 

  Regional

5,098,524

5,058,231

0.8%

 

International

13,915,040

13,659,356

1.9%

 

  Latin America

2,377,061

2,378,072

(0.0%)

 

     Mainline

2,330,476

2,246,781

3.7%

 

     Regional

46,585

131,291

(64.5%)

 

  Atlantic

7,553,727

7,296,164

3.5%

 

  Pacific

3,984,252

3,985,120

(0.0%)

 

System

36,343,761

38,527,455

(5.7%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

77.2%

77.1%

0.1

 pts

  Mainline

79.3%

78.4%

0.9

 pts

  Regional

70.1%

72.3%

(2.2)

 pts

International

72.2%

76.7%

(4.5)

 pts

  Latin America

73.8%

79.6%

(5.8)

 pts

     Mainline

73.9%

79.8%

(5.9)

 pts

     Regional

67.7%

75.0%

(7.3)

 pts

  Atlantic

66.5%

71.5%

(5.0)

 pts

  Pacific

81.9%

84.5%

(2.6)

 pts

System

75.3%

77.0%

(1.7)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

      23,569,818

25,951,799

(9.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

13,962

18,750

(25.5%)

 

  Freight

291,459

449,605

(35.2%)

 

  System

305,421

468,355

(34.8%)

 

 

Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.


 

Delta
Year to Date Traffic Results (a)
 

 

February 2009

February 2008

       Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

10,799,594

11,890,187

(9.2%)

 

  Mainline

8,531,127

9,228,534

(7.6%)

 

  Regional

2,268,467

2,661,653

(14.8%)

 

International

5,768,862

5,658,071

2.0%

 

  Latin America

1,754,544

1,892,094

(7.3%)

 

    Mainline

1,723,025

1,793,565

(3.9%)

 

    Regional

31,519

98,529

(68.0%)

 

  Atlantic

3,664,505

3,531,954

3.8%

 

  Pacific

349,813

234,023

49.5%

 

System

16,568,456

17,548,258

(5.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

14,055,064

15,653,232

(10.2%)

 

  Mainline

10,895,357

12,012,486

(9.3%)

 

  Regional

3,159,707

3,640,746

(13.2%)

 

International

8,364,325

7,695,278

8.7%

 

  Latin America

2,377,061

2,378,072

(0.0%)

 

     Mainline

2,330,476

2,246,781

3.7%

 

     Regional

46,585

131,291

(64.5%)

 

  Atlantic

5,527,272

5,012,212

10.3%

 

  Pacific

459,992

304,994

50.8%

 

System

22,419,389

23,348,510

(4.0%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

76.8%

76.0%

0.8

 pts

  Mainline

78.3%

76.8%

1.5

 pts

  Regional

71.8%

73.1%

(1.3)

 pts

International

69.0%

73.5%

(4.5)

 pts

  Latin America

73.8%

79.6%

(5.8)

 pts

     Mainline

73.9%

79.8%

(5.9)

 pts

     Regional

67.7%

75.0%

(7.3)

 pts

  Atlantic

66.3%

70.5%

(4.2)

 pts

  Pacific

76.0%

76.7%

(0.7)

 pts

System

73.9%

75.2%

(1.3)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

      14,734,609

15,967,171

(7.7%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

8,707

9,904

(12.1%)

 

  Freight

146,724

172,656

(15.0%)

 

  System

155,432

182,560

(14.9%)

 

 

Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.


 

Northwest
Year to Date Traffic Results (a)
 

 

February 2009

February 2008

       Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

6,519,219

7,288,589

(10.6%)

 

  Mainline

5,212,624

6,295,321

(17.2%)

 

  Regional

1,306,595

993,268

31.5%

 

International

4,273,481

4,817,124

(11.3%)

 

  Atlantic

1,359,538

1,682,788

(19.2%)

 

  Pacific

2,913,943

3,134,336

(7.0%)

 

System

10,792,700

12,105,712

(10.8%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

8,373,657

9,214,866

(9.1%)

 

  Mainline

6,434,840

7,797,381

(17.5%)

 

  Regional

1,938,817

1,417,485

36.8%

 

International

5,550,715

5,964,078

(6.9%)

 

  Atlantic

2,026,455

2,283,952

(11.3%)

 

  Pacific

3,524,260

3,680,126

(4.2%)

 

System

13,924,372

15,178,945

(8.3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

77.9%

79.1%

(1.2)

 pts

  Mainline

81.0%

80.7%

0.3

 pts

  Regional

67.4%

70.1%

(2.7)

 pts

International

77.0%

80.8%

(3.8)

 pts

  Atlantic

67.1%

73.7%

(6.6)

 pts

  Pacific

82.7%

85.2%

(2.5)

 pts

System

77.5%

79.8%

(2.3)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded:

8,835,209

9,984,628

(11.5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

5,255

8,846

(40.6%)

 

  Freight

144,735

276,949

(47.7%)

 

  System

149,990

285,795

(47.5%)

 

 

Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.

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