ATLANTA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for January 2010. System traffic in January 2010 decreased 5.0 percent compared to January 2009 on a 5.6 percent decrease in capacity. Load factor increased 0.5 points to 76.6 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 2.7 percent year over year on a 1.9 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor decreased 0.6 points to 75.8 percent. International traffic decreased 8.3 percent year over year on an 11.0 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor increased 2.3 points to 78.0 percent.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines, the world's No. 1 airline, serves more than 160 million passengers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 367 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 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. 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)

                              January 2010      January 2009      Change
                              ------------      ------------      ------
    RPMs (000):
    Domestic                     8,450,223         8,686,572       (2.7%)
      Mainline                   6,625,438         6,880,692       (3.7%)
      Regional                   1,824,785         1,805,880         1.0%
    International                5,355,584         5,840,401       (8.3%)
      Latin America              1,153,441         1,161,123       (0.7%)
        Mainline                 1,135,997         1,139,026       (0.3%)
        Regional                    17,444            22,098      (21.1%)
      Atlantic                   2,507,178         2,877,987      (12.9%)
      Pacific                    1,694,965         1,801,291       (5.9%)
    System                      13,805,807        14,526,973       (5.0%)

    ASMs (000):
    Domestic                    11,145,298        11,364,447       (1.9%)
      Mainline                   8,576,928         8,742,918       (1.9%)
      Regional                   2,568,370         2,621,529       (2.0%)
    International                6,866,900         7,716,831      (11.0%)
      Latin America              1,457,533         1,516,672       (3.9%)
         Mainline                1,432,399         1,482,812       (3.4%)
         Regional                   25,134            33,860      (25.8%)
      Atlantic                   3,387,246         4,040,565      (16.2%)
      Pacific                    2,022,120         2,159,594       (6.4%)
    System                      18,012,198        19,081,278       (5.6%)

    Load Factor
    Domestic                          75.8%             76.4%       (0.6) pts
      Mainline                        77.2%             78.7%       (1.5) pts
      Regional                        71.0%             68.9%        2.1  pts
    International                     78.0%             75.7%        2.3  pts
      Latin America                   79.1%             76.6%        2.5  pts
         Mainline                     79.3%             76.8%        2.5  pts
         Regional                     69.4%             65.3%        4.1  pts
      Atlantic                        74.0%             71.2%        2.8  pts
      Pacific                         83.8%             83.4%        0.4  pts
    System                            76.6%             76.1%        0.5  pts

    Passengers Boarded          11,628,151        12,169,602       (4.4%)

    Mainline Completion Factor        98.1%             98.9%       (0.8) pts

    Cargo Ton Miles (000):
      Passenger Cargo              153,295           114,244        34.2%
      Freighter Cargo                    0            35,595     (100.0%)
      System                       153,295           149,839         2.3%

Endnote:

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

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SOURCE: Delta Air Lines

Web site: http://www.delta.com/

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