ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported all-time record load factors in July 2007, including consolidated system load factor of 86.8 percent, mainline system load factor of 87.6 percent, mainline domestic load factor of 89.4 percent, and total Latin system load factor of 84.5 percent.

In addition, a record number of passengers flew internationally on Delta during the month of July 2007. The number of international, Latin and regional passengers increased 15 percent, 24 percent, and 9 percent, respectively, versus the same period last year.  Delta boarded 10.4 million passengers during July 2007, an increase of 3.5 percent from July 2006.

System traffic increased 4.9 percent from July 2006 with a capacity increase of 3.2 percent.  Domestic traffic in July 2007 increased 0.5 percent year over year on a 2.1 percent decrease in capacity.  International traffic in July 2007 increased 14.6 percent year over year on a 14.5 percent increase in capacity.

"Strong customer demand resulted in the highest monthly load factor we've ever recorded and we continue to see solid demand moving forward," said Jim Whitehurst, Delta’s chief operating officer. “Our employees are to be commended for the excellent job they have done in taking care of our customers in the face of very challenging weather and record load factors during this peak travel month."

Delta completed 98.6 percent of scheduled flights during the month relative to 98.4 percent in July 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 333 destinations in 56 countries.  With more than 60 new international routes introduced in the last year, Delta has added more international capacity than all other U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 700 weekly flights to more than 60 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 479 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.



 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results(a)
 
 
 
 
 July 2007
July 2006
Change
 
 
RPMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
8,067086
8,030,612
0.5%
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
6,361,599
6,409,316
(0.7%)
 
 
  Comair
 
421,550
531,688
(20.7%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
1,283,937
1,089,608
17.8%
 
 
International
 
4,277,230
3,731,959
14.6%
 
 
  Latin America
 
1,105,966
886,076
24.8%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
1,044,597
860,637
21.4%
 
 
    Comair
 
708
1,624
(56.4)%
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
60,661
23,815
154.7%
 
 
  Atlantic
 
3,022,884
2,747,724
10.0%
 
 
  Pacific
 
148,380
98,159
51.2%
 
 
Total System
 
12,344,316
11,762,571
4.9%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
9,181,827
9,375,407
(2.1%)
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
7,115,924
7,376,339
(3.5%)
 
 
  Comair
 
520,053
667,792
(22.1%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
1,545,850
1,331,276
16.1%
 
 
International
 
5,034,342
4,396,506
15.5%
 
 
  Latin America
 
1,308,959
1,087,946
20.3%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
1,231,029
1,056,835
16.5%
 
 
    Comair
 
869
1,994
(56.4)%
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
77,061
29,117
165.7
 
 
  Atlantic
 
3,546,341
3,195,947
11.0%
 
 
  Pacific
 
179,042
112,613
59.0%
 
 
Total System
 
14,216,169
13,771,913
3.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Load Factor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
87.9%
85.7%
2.2
pts
 
  Delta Mainline
 
89.4%
86.9%
2.5
pts
 
  Comair
 
81.1%
79.6%
1.5
pts
 
  Contract Carriers
 
83.1%
81.8%
1.3
pts
 
International
 
85.0%
84.9%
0.1
pts
 
  Latin America
 
84.5%
81.4%
3.1
pts
 
    Delta Mainline
 
84.9%
81.4%
3.5
pts
 
    Comair
 
81.5%
81.4%
0.1
pts
 
    Contract Carriers
 
78.7%
81.8%
(3.1)
pts
 
  Atlantic
 
85.2%
86.0%
(0.8)
pts
 
  Pacific
 
82.9%
87.2%
(4.3)
pts
 
Total System
 
86.8%
85.4%
1.4
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passengers Boarded
 
10,339,143

10,042,771

 

1.4%

 
 
 
Endnote:aResults 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)
 
 
 
 
July 2007
July 2006
Change
 
 
 
RPMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
48,387,339
48,961,487
(1.2%)
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
37,892,761
39,161,343
(3.2%)
 
 
  Comair
 
2,657,404
3,086,474
(13.9%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
7,837,174
6,713,670
16.7%
 
 
International
 
22,747,180
19,237,812
18.2%
 
 
  Latin America
 
6,342,098
4,975,911
27.5%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
6,049,033
4,831,837
25.2%
 
 
    Comair
 
6,252
30,796
(79.7%)
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
286,813
113,278
153.2%
 
 
  Atlantic
 
15,643,683
13,584,408
15.2%
 
 
  Pacific
 
761,399
677,493
12.4%
 
 
Total System
 
71,134,519
68,199,299
4.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASMs (000):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
58,998,485
61,851,323
(4.6%)
 
 
  Delta Mainline
 
45,543,293
49,218,707
(7.5%)
 
 
  Comair
 
3,553,666
4,141,817
(14.2%)
 
 
  Contract Carriers
 
9,901,526
8,490,799
16.6%
 
 
International
 
28,624,216
8,490,799
18.1%
 
 
  Latin America
 
8,409,503
6,659,366
26.3%
 
 
    Delta Mainline
 
7,998,419
6,470,618
23.6%
 
 
    Comair
 
7,841
41,692
(81.2%)
 
 
    Contract Carriers
 
403,243
147,056
174.2
 
 
  Atlantic
 
19,317,766
16,805,242
15.0%
 
 
  Pacific
 
896,947
776,547
15.5%
 
 
Total System
 
87,622,701
86,092,478
1.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Load Factor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
82.0%
79.2%
2.8
pts
 
  Delta Mainline
 
83.2%
79.6%
3.6
pts
 
  Comair
 
74.8%
74.5%
0.3
pts
 
  Contract Carriers
 
79.2%
79.1%
0.1
pts
 
International
 
79.5%
79.4%
0.1
pts
 
  Latin America
 
75.4%
74.7%
0.7
pts
 
    Delta Mainline
 
75.6%
74.7%
0.9
pts
 
    Comair
 
79.7%
73.9%
5.8
pts
 
    Contract Carriers
 
71.1%
77.0%
(5.9)
pts
 
  Atlantic
 
81.0%
80.8%
0.2
pts
 
  Pacific
 
84.9%
87.2%
(2.3)
pts
 
Total System
 
81.2%
79.2%
2.1
pts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passengers Boarded
 
64,031,430
62,794,884
2.0%
 
 

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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