ATLANTA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for July 2010.  System traffic in July 2010 increased 0.5 percent compared to July 2009 on a 0.3 percent decrease in capacity.  Load factor increased 0.7 points to 88.3 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 2.1 percent year over year on a 1.7 percent decrease in capacity.  Domestic load factor decreased 0.3 points to 88.2 percent.  International traffic increased 4.5 percent year over year on a 1.8 percent increase in capacity, and load factor increased 2.2 points to 88.5 percent.  

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 367 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 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 45 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)



July 2010

July 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

11,533,242

11,779,758

(2.1%)


 Mainline

9,157,168

9,294,345

(1.5%)


 Regional

2,376,074

2,485,413

(4.4%)


International

8,088,194

7,740,653

4.5%


 Latin America

1,220,016

1,127,906

8.2%


   Mainline

1,187,803

1,102,803

7.7%


   Regional

32,213

25,103

28.3%


 Atlantic

4,730,274

4,644,142

1.9%


 Pacific

2,137,904

1,968,605

8.6%


System

19,621,436

19,520,411

0.5%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

13,082,921

13,304,560

(1.7%)


 Mainline

10,232,410

10,300,942

(0.7%)


 Regional

2,850,511

3,003,618

(5.1%)


International

9,135,804

8,970,015

1.8%


 Latin America

1,386,003

1,296,857

6.9%


    Mainline

1,344,700

1,267,394

6.1%


    Regional

41,303

29,463

40.2%


 Atlantic

5,311,578

5,285,756

0.5%


 Pacific

2,438,223

2,387,402

2.1%


System

22,218,725

22,274,575

(0.3%)







Load Factor





Domestic

88.2%

88.5%

(0.3)

pts

 Mainline

89.5%

90.2%

(0.7)

pts

 Regional

83.4%

82.7%

0.7

pts

International

88.5%

86.3%

2.2

pts

 Latin America

88.0%

87.0%

1.0

pts

    Mainline

88.3%

87.0%

1.3

pts

    Regional

78.0%

85.2%

(7.2)

pts

 Atlantic

89.1%

87.9%

1.2

pts

 Pacific

87.7%

82.5%

5.2

pts

System

88.3%

87.6%

0.7

pts






Passengers Boarded

15,765,141

16,065,048

(1.9%)







Mainline Completion Factor

97.7%

99.4%

(1.7)

pts






Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

203,092

153,876

32.0%


 Freighter Cargo

0

50,309

(100.0%)


 System

203,092

204,185

(0.5%)





Endnote:

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


Delta Air Lines

Year To Date Traffic Results (a)



July 2010

July 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

68,680,697

69,163,145

(0.7%)


 Mainline

54,119,014

54,379,814

(0.5%)


 Regional

14,561,683

14,783,331

(1.5%)


International

43,201,911

42,370,713

2.0%


 Latin America

7,500,141

7,121,813

5.3%


   Mainline

7,320,999

6,998,141

4.6%


   Regional

179,142

123,672

44.9%


 Atlantic

23,256,910

24,208,186

(3.9%)


 Pacific

12,444,860

11,040,714

12.7%


System

111,882,608

111,533,858

0.3%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

82,077,199

83,330,399

(1.5%)


 Mainline

63,680,088

64,075,891

(0.6%)


 Regional

18,397,111

19,254,508

(4.5%)


International

52,140,812

53,712,868

(2.9%)


 Latin America

9,478,265

9,167,034

3.4%


    Mainline

9,236,705

8,988,507

2.8%


    Regional

241,560

178,527

35.3%


 Atlantic

28,052,096

30,782,100

(8.9%)


 Pacific

14,610,451

13,763,734

6.2%


System

134,218,011

137,043,267

(2.1%)







Load Factor





Domestic

83.7%

83.0%

0.7

pts

 Mainline

85.0%

84.9%

0.1

pts

 Regional

79.2%

76.8%

2.4

pts

International

82.9%

78.9%

4.0

pts

 Latin America

79.1%

77.7%

1.4

pts

    Mainline

79.3%

77.9%

1.4

pts

    Regional

74.2%

69.3%

4.9

pts

 Atlantic

82.9%

78.6%

4.3

pts

 Pacific

85.2%

80.2%

5.0

pts

System

83.4%

81.4%

2.0

pts






Passengers Boarded

94,518,767

95,431,123

(1.0%)







Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

1,276,206

912,915

39.8%


 Freighter Cargo

0

302,299

(100.0%)


 System

1,276,206

1,215,214

5.0%





Endnote:

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

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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