ATLANTA, Apr. 6, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for March 2009. System traffic in March 2009, including both Delta and Northwest operations, decreased 12.6 percent compared to March 2008 on a 7.9 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 4.4 points to 80.5 percent.

Domestic traffic decreased 11.1 percent year over year on an 8.6 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor decreased 2.3 points to 82.4 percent. International traffic decreased 15.1 percent year over year on a 6.7 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 7.7 points to 77.4 percent.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries and serve 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 (*)

 

 

March 2009

March 2008

Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

9,925,990

11,170,616

(11.1%)

 

  Mainline

7,789,480

8,980,601

(13.3%)

 

  Regional

2,136,511

2,190,015

(2.4%)

 

International

5,675,405

6,687,197

(15.1%)

 

  Latin America

1,198,923

1,444,466

(17.0%)

 

    Mainline

1,180,626

1,380,417

(14.5%)

 

    Regional

18,296

64,049

(71.4%)

 

  Atlantic

2,912,988

3,382,202

(13.9%)

 

  Pacific

1,563,494

1,860,529

(16.0%)

 

System

15,601,395

17,857,813

(12.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

12,051,834

13,181,066

(8.6%)

 

  Mainline

9,259,109

10,424,072

(11.2%)

 

  Regional

2,792,725

2,756,994

1.3%

 

International

7,334,194

7,858,071

(6.7%)

 

  Latin America

1,545,263

1,721,894

(10.3%)

 

    Mainline

1,517,605

1,641,181

(7.5%)

 

    Regional

27,658

80,713

(65.7%)

 

  Atlantic

3,957,495

4,047,690

(2.2%)

 

  Pacific

1,831,436

2,088,487

(12.3%)

 

System

19,386,028

21,039,136

(7.9%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

82.4%

84.7%

(2.3)

pts

  Mainline

84.1%

86.2%

(2.1)

pts

  Regional

76.5%

79.4%

(2.9)

pts

International

77.4%

85.1%

(7.7)

pts

  Latin America

77.6%

83.9%

(6.3)

pts

    Mainline

77.8%

84.1%

(6.3)

pts

    Regional

66.2%

79.4%

(13.2)

pts

  Atlantic

73.6%

83.6%

(10.0)

pts

  Pacific

85.4%

89.1%

(3.7)

pts

System

80.5%

84.9%

(4.4)

pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

13,740,040

15,527,936

(11.5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Completion Factor

98.1%

98.5%

(0.4)

pts

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

Mail

6,803

9,957

(31.7%)

 

Freight

168,444

266,719

(36.8%)

 

System

175,248

276,676

(36.7%)

 

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






 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results (*)

 

 

March 2009

March 2008

Change

 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

26,821,241

29,904,967

(10.3%)

 

  Mainline

21,116,826

24,060,031

(12.2%)

 

  Regional

5,704,415

5,844,936

(2.4%)

 

International

16,141,327

17,606,816

(8.3%)

 

  Latin America

3,377,046

3,780,985

(10.7%)

 

    Mainline

3,320,056

3,618,407

(8.2%)

 

    Regional

56,990

162,578

(64.9%)

 

  Atlantic

7,937,031

8,596,944

(7.7%)

 

  Pacific

4,827,250

5,228,888

(7.7%)

 

System

42,962,567

47,511,784

(9.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

33,971,509

37,527,026

(9.5%)

 

  Mainline

26,093,542

29,711,801

(12.2%)

 

  Regional

7,877,967

7,815,225

0.8%

 

International

21,758,280

22,039,566

(1.3%)

 

  Latin America

4,431,370

4,622,104

(4.1%)

 

    Mainline

4,343,845

4,410,100

(1.5%)

 

    Regional

87,525

212,004

(58.7%)

 

  Atlantic

11,511,222

11,343,854

1.5%

 

  Pacific

5,815,688

6,073,607

(4.2%)

 

System

55,729,789

59,566,591

(6.4%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

79.0%

79.7%

(0.7)

pts

  Mainline

80.9%

81.0%

(0.1)

pts

  Regional

72.4%

74.8%

(2.4)

pts

International

74.2%

79.9%

(5.7)

pts

  Latin America

76.2%

81.8%

(5.6)

pts

    Mainline

76.4%

82.0%

(5.6)

pts

    Regional

65.1%

76.7%

(11.6)

pts

  Atlantic

69.0%

75.8%

(6.8)

pts

  Pacific

83.0%

86.1%

(3.1)

pts

System

77.1%

79.8%

(2.7)

pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

37,309,928

41,479,735

(10.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

20,766

28,708

(27.7%)

 

  Freight

459,903

716,323

(35.8%)

 

  System

480,668

745,031

(35.5%)

 

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

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