ATLANTA, July 6, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for June 20061,2. System traffic for June 2006 decreased 0.1 percent from June 2005 with a capacity decrease of 3.0 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 84.5 percent in June 2006, which represents the company’s highest system load factor achieved in any month and includes the highest daily load factor on record – 94.4 percent on June 30th.

Domestic traffic in June 2006 decreased 10.0 percent year over year, and capacity decreased 13.5 percent. Domestic load factor in June 2006 was 84.1 percent, up 3.2 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in June 2006 increased 30.6 percent year over year on a 31.3 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 85.1 percent, down 0.4 points from June 2005.

During June 2006, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.4 percent completion rate compared to 97.7 percent in June 2005. Delta boarded 9.7 million passengers during the month of June 2006, a decrease of 10.3 percent from June 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 quickly becoming 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 463 worldwide destinations in 95 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
 
 
 June 2006
June 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
7,565,223
8,402,740
(10.0%)
 
  Delta Mainline
6,014,128
6,999,289
(14.1%)
 
  ASA
0
517,413
NA
 
  Comair
508,797
538,754
(5.6%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,042,298
347,284
NA
 
International
3,547,547
2,715,858
30.6%
 
 Latin America
713,755
538,484
32.5%
 
    Delta Mainline
691,873
519,066
33.3%
 
    ASA
0
12,183
NA
 
    Comair
460
5,347
(91.4%)
 
    Contract Carriers
21,422
1,888
NA
 
  Atlantic
2,730,164
2,074,329
31.6%
 
  Pacific
103,628
103,045
0.6%
 
Total System
11,112,770
11,118,598
(0.1%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
8,990,238
10,391,686
(13.5%)
 
  Delta Mainline
7,103,856
8,516,368
(16.6%)
 
  ASA
0
675,457
NA
 
  Comair
627,159
743,774
(15.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,259,223
456,087
NA
 
International
4,166,852
3,174,618
31.3%
 
  Latin America
955,826
750,728
27.3%
 
    Delta Mainline
928,681
723,467
28.4%
 
    ASA
0
16,703
NA
 
    Comair
527
7,527
NA
 
    Contract Carriers
26,618
3,031
NA
 
  Atlantic
3,100,940
2,313,742
34.0%
 
  Pacific
110,086
110,148
(0.1%)
 
Total System
13,157,090
13,566,304
(3.0%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
84.1%
80.9%
3.2
pts
  Delta Mainline
84.7%
82.2%
2.5
pts
  ASA
0.0%
76.6%
NA
pts
  Comair
81.1%
72.4%
8.7
pts
  Contract Carriers
82.8%
76.1%
6.7
pts
International
85.1%
85.5%
(0.4)
pts
  Latin America
74.7%
71.7%
3.0
pts
    Delta Mainline
74.5%
71.7%
2.8
pts
    ASA
0.0%
72.9%
NA
pts
    Comair
87.3%
71.0%
16.3
pts
    Contract Carriers
80.5%
62.3%
18.2
pts
  Atlantic
88.0%
89.7%
(1.7)
pts
  Pacific
94.1%
93.6%
0.5
pts
Total System
84.5%
82.0%
2.5
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
9,650,006
10,752,890
(10.3%)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
 
 
June 2006
June 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
40,930,875
46,262,143
(11.5%)
 
  Delta Mainline
32,752,027
38,491,888
(14.9%)
 
  ASA
0
2,795,832
NA
 
  Comair
2,554,786
3,000,079
(14.8%)
 
  Contract Carriers
5,624,062
1,974,344
NA
 
International
15,505,853
13,578,163
14.2%
 
  Latin America
4,089,835
3,212,359
27.3%
 
    Delta Mainline
3,971,200
3,124,488
27.1%
 
    ASA
0
59,675
NA
 
    Comair
29,172
19,196
52.0%
 
    Contract Carriers
89,463
9,000
NA
 
  Atlantic
10,836,684
9,808,071
10.5%
 
  Pacific
579,334
557,733
3.9%
 
Total System
56,436,728
59,840,306
(5.7%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
52,475,916
61,253,717
(14.3%)
 
  Delta Mainline
41,842,368
50,182,021
(16.6%)
 
  ASA
0
3,869,991
NA
 
  Comair
3,474,025
4,479,013
(22.4%)
 
  Contract Carriers
7,159,523
2,722,692
NA
 
International
19,844,649
17,098,778
16.1%
 
  Latin America
5,571,420
4,424,910
25.9%
 
    Delta Mainline
5,413,783
4,303,409
25.8%
 
    ASA
0
81,301
NA
 
    Comair
39,698
27,404
44.9%
 
    Contract Carriers
117,939
12,796
NA
 
  Atlantic
13,609,295
12,007,935
13.3%
 
  Pacific
663,934
665,933
(0.3%)
 
Total System
72,320,565
78,352,495
(7.7%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
78.0%
75.5%
2.5
pts
  Delta Mainline
78.3%
76.7%
1.6
pts
  ASA
0.0%
72.2%
NA
pts
  Comair
73.5%
67.0%
6.5
pts
  Contract Carriers
78.6%
72.5%
6.1
pts
International
78.1%
79.4%
(1.3)
pts
  Latin America
73.4%
72.6%
0.8
pts
    Delta Mainline
73.4%
72.6%
0.8
pts
    ASA
0.0%
73.4%
NA
pts
    Comair
73.5%
70.0%
3.5
pts
    Contract Carriers
75.9%
70.3%
5.6
pts
  Atlantic
79.6%
81.7%
(2.1)
pts
  Pacific
87.3%
83.8%
3.5
pts
Total System
78.0%
76.4%
1.6
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
52,752,113
60,811,736
(13.3%)
 

 

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