ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for July 20061,2. System traffic for July 2006 decreased 0.6 percent from July 2005 with a capacity decrease of 2.1 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 85.4 percent in July 2006, up 1.3 points from the same period last year. This month’s results represent the company’s highest system load factor achieved in any month, exceeding the previous high of 84.5 percent in June 2006.

Domestic traffic in July 2006 decreased 10.6 percent year over year, and capacity decreased 12.6 percent. Domestic load factor in July 2006 was 85.7 percent, up 2.0 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in July 2006 increased 31.3 percent year over year on a 31.8 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 84.9 percent, down 0.3 points from July 2005.

 

During July 2006, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.4 percent completion rate compared to 96.6 percent in July 2005. Delta boarded 10 million passengers during the month of July 2006, a decrease of 10.6 percent from July 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
 
 
 July 2006
July 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
8,030,612
8,986,184
(10.6%)
 
  Delta Mainline
6,409,316
7,529,387
(14.9%)
 
  ASA
0
532,705
NA
 
  Comair
531,688
570,004
(6.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,089,608
354,088
NA
 
International
3,731,959
2,842,396
31.3%
 
  Latin America
886,076
631,290
40.4%
 
    Delta Mainline
860,637
610,288
41.0%
 
    ASA
0
12,362
NA
 
    Comair
1,624
5,822
(72.1%)
 
    Contract Carriers
23,815
2,818
NA
 
  Atlantic
2,747,724
2,115,438
29.9%
 
  Pacific
98,159
95,668
2.6%
 
Total System
11,762,571
11,828,580
(0.6%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
9,375,407
10,732,460
(12.6%)
 
  Delta Mainline
7,376,339
8,797,511
(16.2%)
 
  ASA
0
693,594
NA
 
  Comair
667,792
773,717
(13.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,331,276
467,638
NA
 
International
4,396,506
3,335,859
31.8%
 
  Latin America
1,087,946
784,262
38.7%
 
    Delta Mainline
1,056,835
755,867
39.8%
 
    ASA
0
15,957
NA
 
    Comair
1,994
8,013
(75.1%)
 
    Contract Carriers
29,117
4,425
NA
 
  Atlantic
3,195,947
2,437,777
31.1%
 
  Pacific
112,613
113,820
(1.1%)
 
Total System
13,771,913
14,068,319
(2.1%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
85.7%
83.7%
2.0
pts
  Delta Mainline
86.9%
85.6%
1.3
pts
  ASA
0.0%
76.8%
NA
pts
  Comair
79.6%
73.7%
5.9
pts
  Contract Carriers
81.8%
75.7%
6.1
pts
International
84.9%
85.2%
(0.3)
pts
  Latin America
81.4%
80.5%
0.9
pts
    Delta Mainline
81.4%
80.7%
0.7
pts
    ASA
0.0%
77.5%
(77.5)
pts
    Comair
81.4%
72.7%
8.7
pts
    Contract Carriers
81.8%
63.7%
18.1
pts
  Atlantic
86.0%
86.8%
(0.8)
pts
  Pacific
87.2%
84.1%
3.1
pts
Total System
85.4%
84.1%
1.3
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
10,042,771
11,234,973
(10.6%)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
 
 
July 2006
July 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
48,961,487
55,248,327
(11.4%)
 
  Delta Mainline
39,161,343
46,021,275
(14.9%)
 
  ASA
0
3,328,537
NA
 
  Comair
3,086,474
3,570,083
(13.5%)
 
  Contract Carriers
6,713,670
2,328,432
NA
 
International
19,237,812
16,420,559
17.2%
 
  Latin America
4,975,911
3,843,649
29.5%
 
    Delta Mainline
4,831,837
3,734,776
29.4%
 
    ASA
0
72,037
NA
 
    Comair
30,796
25,018
23.1%
 
    Contract Carriers
113,278
11,818
NA
 
  Atlantic
13,584,408
11,923,509
13.9%
 
  Pacific
677,493
653,401
3.7%
 
Total System
68,199,299
71,668,886
(4.8%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
61,851,323
71,986,177
(14.1%)
 
  Delta Mainline
49,218,707
58,979,532
(16.5%)
 
  ASA
0
4,563,585
NA
 
  Comair
4,141,817
5,252,730
(21.1%)
 
  Contract Carriers
8,490,799
3,190,330
NA
 
International
24,241,155
20,434,637
18.6%
 
  Latin America
6,659,366
5,209,172
27.8%
 
    Delta Mainline
6,470,618
5,059,276
27.9%
 
    ASA
0
97,258
NA
 
    Comair
41,692
35,417
17.7%
 
    Contract Carriers
147,056
17,221
NA
 
  Atlantic
16,805,242
14,445,712
16.3%
 
  Pacific
776,547
779,753
(0.4%)
 
Total System
86,092,478
92,420,814
(6.8%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
79.2%
76.7%
2.5
pts
  Delta Mainline
79.6%
78.0%
1.6
pts
  ASA
0.0%
72.9%
NA
pts
  Comair
74.5%
68.0%
6.5
pts
  Contract Carriers
79.1%
73.0%
6.1
pts
International
79.4%
80.4%
(1.0)
pts
  Latin America
74.7%
73.8%
0.9
pts
    Delta Mainline
74.7%
73.8%
0.9
pts
    ASA
0.0%
74.1%
NA
pts
    Comair
73.9%
70.6%
3.3
pts
    Contract Carriers
77.0%
68.6%
8.4
pts
  Atlantic
80.8%
82.5%
(1.7)
pts
  Pacific
87.2%
83.8%
3.4
pts
Total System
79.2%
77.5%
1.7
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
62,794,884
72,046,709
(12.8%)
 

 

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