ATLANTA, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for June 2009. System traffic in June 2009, including both Delta and Northwest operations, decreased 6.3 percent compared to June 2008 on a 5.8 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 0.5 points to 85.5 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 4.7 percent year over year on a 5.6 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor increased 0.7 points to 87.1 percent. International traffic decreased 8.7 percent year over year on a 6.1 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 2.3 points to 83.0 percent.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines is the world's No. 1 airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 382 destinations in 69 countries and serves more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta's more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.

                              Delta Air Lines
                        Monthly Traffic Results (a)

                                      June 2009   June 2008      Change
    RPMs (000):
    Domestic                         10,802,271  11,340,328      (4.7%)
      Mainline                        8,450,161   9,105,995      (7.2%)
      Regional                        2,352,110   2,234,333        5.3%
    International                     6,982,180   7,644,405      (8.7%)
      Latin America                     931,662   1,031,992      (9.7%)
        Mainline                        915,903     968,946      (5.5%)
        Regional                         15,759      63,045     (75.0%)
      Atlantic                        4,423,272   4,644,118      (4.8%)
      Pacific                         1,627,246   1,968,295     (17.3%)
    System                           17,784,451  18,984,733      (6.3%)

    ASMs (000):
    Domestic                         12,396,242  13,127,967      (5.6%)
      Mainline                        9,536,638  10,386,973      (8.2%)
      Regional                        2,859,604   2,740,995        4.3%
    International                     8,410,348   8,959,062      (6.1%)
      Latin America                   1,136,938   1,260,395      (9.8%)
        Mainline                      1,116,755   1,178,252      (5.2%)
        Regional                         20,182      82,143     (75.4%)
      Atlantic                        5,165,361   5,458,901      (5.4%)
      Pacific                         2,108,049   2,239,766      (5.9%)
    System                           20,806,590  22,087,029      (5.8%)

    Load Factor
    Domestic                              87.1%       86.4%       0.7  pts
      Mainline                            88.6%       87.7%       0.9  pts
      Regional                            82.3%       81.5%       0.8  pts
    International                         83.0%       85.3%      (2.3) pts
      Latin America                       81.9%       81.9%       0.0  pts
        Mainline                          82.0%       82.2%      (0.2) pts
        Regional                          78.1%       76.8%       1.3  pts
      Atlantic                            85.6%       85.1%       0.5  pts
      Pacific                             77.2%       87.9%     (10.7) pts
    System                                85.5%       86.0%      (0.5) pts

    Passengers Boarded               14,891,005  15,609,913      (4.6%)

    Mainline Completion Factor            99.2%       98.8%       0.4  pts

    Cargo Ton Miles (000):
      Mail                                5,939       9,257     (35.8%)
      Freight                           183,181     252,861     (27.6%)
      System                            189,119     262,117     (27.8%)

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)

                                      June 2009   June 2008     Change
    RPMs (000):
    Domestic                         57,121,901  62,146,520      (8.1%)
      Mainline                       44,820,014  49,741,842      (9.9%)
      Regional                       12,301,887  12,404,678      (0.8%)
    International                    34,895,576  38,603,497      (9.6%)
      Latin America                   5,996,022   6,744,929     (11.1%)
        Mainline                      5,897,393   6,416,404      (8.1%)
        Regional                         98,629     328,525     (70.0%)
      Atlantic                       19,788,230  20,902,813      (5.3%)
      Pacific                         9,111,324  10,955,755     (16.8%)
    System                           92,017,477 100,750,017      (8.7%)

    ASMs (000):
    Domestic                         69,683,635  75,588,773      (7.8%)
      Mainline                       53,451,528  59,564,186     (10.3%)
      Regional                       16,232,107  16,024,587        1.3%
    International                    45,066,270  47,366,217      (4.9%)
      Latin America                   7,874,491   8,364,470      (5.9%)
        Mainline                      7,725,427   7,933,148      (2.6%)
        Regional                        149,065     431,323     (65.4%)
      Atlantic                       25,772,519  26,209,614      (1.7%)
      Pacific                        11,419,260  12,792,133     (10.7%)
    System                          114,749,904 122,954,990      (6.7%)

    Load Factor
    Domestic                              82.0%       82.2%      (0.2) pts
      Mainline                            83.9%       83.5%       0.4  pts
      Regional                            75.8%       77.4%      (1.6) pts
    International                         77.4%       81.5%      (4.1) pts
      Latin America                       76.1%       80.6%      (4.5) pts
        Mainline                          76.3%       80.9%      (4.6) pts
        Regional                          66.2%       76.2%     (10.0) pts
      Atlantic                            76.8%       79.8%      (3.0) pts
      Pacific                             79.8%       85.6%      (5.8) pts
    System                                80.2%       81.9%      (1.7) pts

    Passengers Boarded               79,360,372  86,415,210      (8.2%)

    Cargo Ton Miles (000):
      Mail                               39,951      56,692     (29.5%)
      Freight                           971,082   1,471,644     (34.0%)
      System                          1,011,034   1,528,336     (33.8%)

Endnote:

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

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SOURCE: Delta Air Lines

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