ATLANTA, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for May 2011.  System traffic in May 2011 increased 2.2 percent compared to May 2010 on a 2.2 percent increase in capacity.  Load factor was flat versus prior year at 83.9 percent.

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Domestic traffic increased 1.9 percent year over year on a 0.4 percent increase in capacity.  Domestic load factor increased 1.3 points to 85.1 percent.  International traffic increased 2.6 percent year over year on a 5.0 percent increase in capacity, and load factor decreased 2.0 points to 82.2 percent.  

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide  in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. 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 2011


May 2010


Change



RPMs (000):








Domestic

9,985,993


9,795,840


1.9%




Delta Mainline

7,862,186


7,699,623


2.1%




Regional

2,123,807


2,096,217


1.3%



International

6,647,184


6,480,711


2.6%




Latin America

1,015,180


974,035


4.2%




  Delta Mainline

997,433


951,680


4.8%




  Regional

17,747


22,355


(20.6%)




Atlantic

3,801,098


3,771,114


0.8%




Pacific

1,830,906


1,735,562


5.5%



Total System

16,633,177


16,276,551


2.2%












ASMs (000):








Domestic

11,740,064


11,689,969


0.4%




Delta Mainline

9,121,503


9,067,854


0.6%




Regional

2,618,561


2,622,115


(0.1%)



International

8,082,740


7,700,118


5.0%




Latin America

1,346,760


1,265,569


6.4%




  Delta Mainline

1,321,284


1,234,563


7.0%




  Regional

25,476


31,006


(17.8%)




Atlantic

4,540,011


4,387,306


3.5%




Pacific

2,195,969


2,047,243


7.3%



Total System

19,822,804


19,390,087


2.2%












Load Factor:








Domestic

85.1%


83.8%


1.3

Pts



Delta Mainline

86.2%


84.9%


1.3

Pts



Regional

81.1%


79.9%


1.2

Pts


International

82.2%


84.2%


(2.0)

Pts



Latin America

75.4%


77.0%


(1.6)

Pts



  Delta Mainline

75.5%


77.1%


(1.6)

Pts



  Regional

69.7%


72.1%


(2.4)

Pts



Atlantic

83.7%


86.0%


(2.3)

Pts



Pacific

83.4%


84.8%


(1.4)

Pts


Total System

83.9%


83.9%


(0.0)

Pts


Passengers Boarded

    14,365,302


13,793,488


4.1%












Mainline Completion

             99.5


               98.9


         0.6

Pts


Factor

















Cargo Ton Miles (000)

197,110


193,104


2.1%










Endnote:

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


Delta Air Lines

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)










May 2011


May 2010


Change



RPMs (000):








Domestic

45,407,237


45,450,322


(0.1%)




Delta Mainline

35,788,782


35,531,338


0.7%




Regional

9,618,455


9,918,984


(3.0%)



International

29,629,071


28,277,889


4.8%




Latin America

5,730,215


6,027,058


(4.9%)




  Delta Mainline

5,649,846


5,893,852


(4.1%)




  Regional

80,369


133,206


(39.7%)




Atlantic

15,046,475


13,994,682


7.5%




Pacific

8,852,381


8,256,149


7.2%



Total System

75,036,308


73,728,211


1.8%












ASMs (000):








Domestic

56,139,811


55,592,545


1.0%




Delta Mainline

43,462,987


42,778,721


1.6%




Regional

12,676,824


12,813,824


(1.1%)



International

39,051,367


35,277,506


10.7%




Latin America

7,556,811


7,765,318


(2.7%)




  Delta Mainline

7,434,866


7,585,189


(2.0%)




  Regional

121,945


180,129


(32.3%)




Atlantic

20,178,991


17,643,837


14.4%




Pacific

11,315,565


9,868,351


14.7%



Total System

95,191,178


90,870,051


4.8%












Load Factor:








Domestic

80.9%


81.8%


(0.9)

pts



Delta Mainline

82.3%


83.1%


(0.8)

pts



Regional

75.9%


77.4%


(1.5)

Pts


International

75.9%


80.2%


(4.3)

Pts



Latin America

75.8%


77.6%


(1.8)

Pts



  Delta Mainline

76.0%


77.7%


(1.7)

Pts



  Regional

65.9%


74.0%


(8.1)

Pts



Atlantic

74.6%


79.3%


(4.7)

Pts



Pacific

78.2%


83.7%


(5.5)

Pts


Total System

78.8%


81.1%


(2.3)

Pts


Passengers Boarded

64,596,124


      63,679,712


1.4%



Cargo Ton Miles (000)

983,214


          873,583


12.5%




















Endnote:

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

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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