ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for July 2009. System traffic in July 2009, including both Delta and Northwest operations, decreased 2.5 percent compared to July 2008 on a 3.6 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor increased 1.0 point to 87.7 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 1.6 percent year over year on a 2.6 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor increased 1.0 point to 88.6 percent. International traffic decreased 3.9 percent year over year on a 5.0 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor increased 1.0 point to 86.3 percent.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

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                                  Delta Air Lines
                             Monthly Traffic Results (a)

                                 July 2009         July 2008      Change
                                 ---------         ---------      ------
    RPMs (000):
    Domestic                    11,746,041        11,935,758       (1.6%)
      Mainline                   9,259,655         9,607,288       (3.6%)
      Regional                   2,486,386         2,328,471        6.8%
    International                7,775,345         8,093,142       (3.9%)
      Latin America              1,127,725         1,195,945       (5.7%)
        Mainline                 1,102,622         1,138,353       (3.1%)
        Regional                    25,103            57,592      (56.4%)
      Atlantic                   4,679,014         4,898,325       (4.5%)
      Pacific                    1,968,606         1,998,872       (1.5%)
    System                      19,521,386        20,028,901       (2.5%)

    ASMs (000):
    Domestic                    13,257,335        13,617,766       (2.6%)
      Mainline                  10,256,585        10,771,567       (4.8%)
      Regional                   3,000,750         2,846,199        5.4%
    International                9,014,372         9,487,228       (5.0%)
      Latin America              1,296,510         1,437,114       (9.8%)
        Mainline                 1,267,047         1,363,592       (7.1%)
        Regional                    29,463            73,521      (59.9%)
      Atlantic                   5,330,459         5,703,098       (6.5%)
      Pacific                    2,387,403         2,347,017        1.7%
    System                      22,271,707        23,104,995       (3.6%)

    Load Factor
    Domestic                          88.6%             87.6%        1.0  pts
      Mainline                        90.3%             89.2%        1.1  pts
      Regional                        82.9%             81.8%        1.1  pts
    International                     86.3%             85.3%        1.0  pts
      Latin America                   87.0%             83.2%        3.8  pts
        Mainline                      87.0%             83.5%        3.5  pts
        Regional                      85.2%             78.3%        6.9  pts
      Atlantic                        87.8%             85.9%        1.9  pts
      Pacific                         82.5%             85.2%       (2.7) pts
    System                            87.7%             86.7%        1.0  pts

    Passengers Boarded          16,062,346        16,317,834       (1.6%)

    Mainline Completion
     Factor                           99.4%             98.6%        0.8  pts

    Cargo Ton Miles
     (000):
      Mail                           6,887             9,358      (26.4%)
      Freight                      197,297           246,574      (20.0%)
      System                       204,185           255,932      (20.2%)


    Endnote:
    (a) Except where noted, results include Delta and Northwest operations,
    as well as flights operated under contract carrier arrangements, for all
    periods presented.

                                  Delta Air Lines
                          Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

                                 July 2009         July 2008      Change
                                 ---------         ---------      ------
    RPMs (000):
    Domestic                    68,867,942        74,082,279       (7.0%)
      Mainline                  54,079,669        59,349,130       (8.9%)
      Regional                  14,788,273        14,733,149        0.4%
    International               42,670,920        46,696,639       (8.6%)
      Latin America              7,123,747         7,940,874      (10.3%)
        Mainline                 7,000,015         7,554,757       (7.3%)
        Regional                   123,732           386,117      (68.0%)
      Atlantic                  24,467,245        25,801,138       (5.2%)
      Pacific                   11,079,929        12,954,627      (14.5%)
    System                     111,538,862       120,778,918       (7.7%)

    ASMs (000):
    Domestic                    82,940,970        89,206,539       (7.0%)
      Mainline                  63,708,113        70,335,753       (9.4%)
      Regional                  19,232,856        18,870,786        1.9%
    International               54,080,642        56,853,445       (4.9%)
      Latin America              9,171,002         9,801,584       (6.4%)
        Mainline                 8,992,474         9,296,740       (3.3%)
        Regional                   178,528           504,844      (64.6%)
      Atlantic                  31,102,977        31,912,712       (2.5%)
      Pacific                   13,806,663        15,139,150       (8.8%)
    System                     137,021,611       146,059,984       (6.2%)

    Load Factor
    Domestic                          83.0%             83.0%        0.0  pts
      Mainline                        84.9%             84.4%        0.5  pts
      Regional                        76.9%             78.1%       (1.2) pts
    International                     78.9%             82.1%       (3.2) pts
      Latin America                   77.7%             81.0%       (3.3) pts
        Mainline                      77.8%             81.3%       (3.5) pts
        Regional                      69.3%             76.5%       (7.2) pts
      Atlantic                        78.7%             80.8%       (2.1) pts
      Pacific                         80.3%             85.6%       (5.3) pts
    System                            81.4%             82.7%       (1.3) pts

    Passengers Boarded          95,422,718       102,733,044       (7.1%)

    Cargo Ton Miles
     (000):
      Mail                          46,839            66,050      (29.1%)
      Freight                    1,168,380         1,718,218      (32.0%)
      System                     1,215,218         1,784,268      (31.9%)

    Endnote:
    (a) Results include Delta and Northwest operations, as well as flights
    operated under contract carrier arrangements, for all periods presented.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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SOURCE: Delta Air Lines

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