ATLANTA, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for May 2010.  System traffic in May 2010 increased 2.7 percent compared to May 2009 on a 0.6 percent increase in capacity.  Load factor increased 1.6 points to 83.9 percent.

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Domestic traffic increased 0.3 percent year over year on a 0.6 percent increase in capacity.  Domestic load factor decreased 0.3 points to 83.8 percent.  International traffic increased 6.7 percent year over year on a 0.7 percent increase in capacity, and load factor increased 4.7 points to 84.1 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 368 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. 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. 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)



May 2010

May 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

9,920,295

9,893,190

0.3%


 Mainline

7,823,234

7,719,972

1.3%


 Regional

2,097,061

2,173,218

(3.5%)


International

6,356,256

5,959,120

6.7%


 Latin America

849,580

727,076

16.8%


   Mainline

828,069

717,127

15.5%


   Regional

21,511

9,949

116.2%


 Atlantic

3,771,114

3,874,573

(2.7%)


 Pacific

1,735,562

1,357,471

27.9%


System

16,276,551

15,852,310

2.7%







ASMs (000):





Domestic

11,834,943

11,768,172

0.6%


 Mainline

9,211,832

9,000,124

2.4%


 Regional

2,623,111

2,768,048

(5.2%)


International

7,555,144

7,501,580

0.7%


 Latin America

1,120,595

1,035,079

8.3%


    Mainline

1,090,585

1,017,750

7.2%


    Regional

30,010

17,329

73.2%


 Atlantic

4,387,306

4,634,285

(5.3%)


 Pacific

2,047,243

1,832,216

11.7%


System

19,390,087

19,269,752

0.6%







Load Factor





Domestic

83.8%

84.1%

(0.3)

pts

 Mainline

84.9%

85.8%

(0.9)

pts

 Regional

79.9%

78.5%

1.4

pts

International

84.1%

79.4%

4.7

pts

 Latin America

75.8%

70.2%

5.6

pts

    Mainline

75.9%

70.5%

5.4

pts

    Regional

71.7%

57.4%

14.3

pts

 Atlantic

86.0%

83.6%

2.4

pts

 Pacific

84.8%

74.1%

10.7

pts

System

83.9%

82.3%

1.6

pts






Passengers Boarded

13,793,488

13,726,187

0.5%







Mainline Completion Factor

98.9%

99.7%

(0.8)

pts






Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

193,104

134,437

43.6%


 Freighter Cargo

0

38,226

(100.0%)


 System

193,104

172,663

11.8%


Endnote:

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




Delta Air Lines

Year To Date Traffic Results (a)



May 2010

May 2009

Change


RPMs (000):





Domestic

46,185,984

46,554,715

(0.8%)


 Mainline

36,254,748

36,609,100

(1.0%)


 Regional

9,931,236

9,945,615

(0.1%)


International

27,542,230

27,674,088

(0.5%)


 Latin America

5,291,399

5,062,245

4.5%


   Mainline

5,170,442

4,979,435

3.8%


   Regional

120,957

82,810

46.1%


 Atlantic

13,994,682

15,166,981

(7.7%)


 Pacific

8,256,149

7,444,862

10.9%


System

73,728,214

74,228,803

(0.7%)







ASMs (000):





Domestic

56,489,819

57,596,045

(1.9%)


 Mainline

43,660,289

44,207,424

(1.2%)


 Regional

12,829,530

13,388,621

(4.2%)


International

34,380,233

36,363,392

(5.5%)


 Latin America

6,868,046

6,733,240

2.0%


    Mainline

6,703,622

6,604,358

1.5%


    Regional

164,424

128,882

27.6%


 Atlantic

17,643,836

20,361,869

(13.3%)


 Pacific

9,868,351

9,268,283

6.5%


System

90,870,052

93,959,437

(3.3%)







Load Factor





Domestic

81.8%

80.8%

1.0

pts

 Mainline

83.0%

82.8%

0.2

pts

 Regional

77.4%

74.3%

3.1

pts

International

80.1%

76.1%

4.0

pts

 Latin America

77.0%

75.2%

1.8

pts

    Mainline

77.1%

75.4%

1.7

pts

    Regional

73.6%

64.3%

9.3

pts

 Atlantic

79.3%

74.5%

4.8

pts

 Pacific

83.7%

80.3%

3.4

pts

System

81.1%

79.0%

2.1

pts






Passengers Boarded

63,679,712

64,470,970

(1.2%)







Cargo Ton Miles (000):





 Passenger Cargo

874,231

615,070

42.1%


 Freighter Cargo

0

206,840

(100.0%)


 System

874,231

821,910

6.4%


Endnote:

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



SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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