ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported November traffic results for both Delta and Northwest operating units.

Delta
Delta’s system traffic in November 2008 decreased 4.9 percent versus November 2007 on a capacity decrease of 5.3 percent. Delta’s system load factor increased 0.3 points compared to the same period last year.

International traffic increased 7.6 percent year over year on a 13.1 percent increase in capacity, and load factor declined 3.6 points. Domestic traffic decreased 10.5 percent year over year on 13.7 percent lower capacity. Load factor increased 2.8 points to 80.0 percent, higher than any previous November on record.

Northwest
Northwest’s system traffic in November 2008 decreased 7.4 percent on a capacity decrease of 4.7 percent. Northwest’s system load factor decreased 2.3 points compared to the same period last year.

International traffic decreased 3.4 percent year over year on a 1.3 percent increase in capacity, and load factor declined 3.9 points. Domestic traffic decreased 10.0 percent year over year on an 8.7 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor decreased 1.2 points. 

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 and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to more than 376 destinations worldwide 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 and its 75,000 worldwide employees 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, and check bags and flight status at delta.com.


 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results(a)

 

 
 

November 2008

November 2007

       Change
 

RPMs (000):

       

Domestic

5,776,527

6,457,279

(10.5%)

 

  Mainline

4,588,030

4,977,022

(7.8%)

 

  Regional

1,188,497

1,480,257

(19.7%)

 

International

3,129,885

2,907,521

7.6%

 

  Latin America

636,601

751,257

(15.3%)

 

    Mainline

620,004

711,492

(12.9%)

 

    Regional

16,597

39,765

(58.3%)

 

  Atlantic

2,307,268

2,031,730

13.6%

 

  Pacific

186,016

124,534

49.4%

 

System

8,906,412

9,364,800

(4.9%)

 
         

ASMs (000):

       

Domestic

7,223,358

8,365,719

(13.7%)

 

  Mainline

5,641,495

6,412,177

(12.0%)

 

  Regional

1,581,863

1,953,542

(19.0%)

 

International

4,278,667

3,784,357

13.1%

 

  Latin America

903,035

978,165

(7.7%)

 

     Mainline

879,150

922,965

(4.7%)

 

     Regional

23,885

55,200

(56.7%)

 

  Atlantic

3,129,326

2,632,852

18.9%

 

  Pacific

246,306

173,340

42.1%

 

System

11,502,025

12,150,076

(5.3%)

 
         

Load Factor

       

Domestic

80.0%

77.2%

2.8

 pts

  Mainline

81.3%

77.6%

3.7

 pts

  Regional

75.1%

75.8%

(0.7)

 pts

International

73.2%

76.8%

(3.6)

 pts

  Latin America

70.5%

76.8%

(6.3)

 pts

     Mainline

70.5%

77.1%

(6.6)

 pts

     Regional

69.5%

72.0%

(2.5)

 pts

  Atlantic

73.7%

77.2%

(3.5)

 pts

  Pacific

75.5%

71.8%

3.7

 pts

System

77.4%

77.1%

0.3

 pts

         

Passengers Boarded

       8,057,132

         8,706,606

(7.5%)

 
         

Completion Factor

99.3%

99.3%

0.0

pts

         

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

       

  Mail

5,214

5,331

(2.2%)

 

  Freight

93,211

95,769

(2.7%)

 

  Total System

98,425

101,101

(2.6%)

 
Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements. 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results (a)
 
 

November 2008

November 2007

       Change
 

RPMs (000):

       

Domestic

71,872,321

76,028,363

(5.5%)

 

  Mainline

56,247,423

59,352,763

(5.2%)

 

  Regional

15,624,898

16,675,600

(6.3%)

 

International

41,428,821

36,320,896

14.1%

 

  Latin America

9,523,899

9,292,831

2.5%

 

     Mainline

9,069,698

8,836,532

2.6%

 

     Regional

454,201

456,299

(0.5%)

 

  Atlantic

29,686,996

25,718,522

15.4%

 

  Pacific

2,217,926

1,309,543

69.4%

 

Total System

113,301,142

112,349,259

0.8%

 
         

ASMs (000):

       

Domestic

86,611,769

93,419,203

(7.3%)

 

  Mainline

66,797,324

72,029,037

(7.3%)

 

  Regional

19,814,445

21,390,166

(7.4%)

 

International

52,255,349

45,842,326

14.0%

 

  Latin America

12,112,335

12,275,178

(1.3%)

 

     Mainline

11,516,266

11,636,956

(1.0%)

 

     Regional

596,069

638,222

(6.6%)

 

  Atlantic

37,250,431

31,959,981

16.6%

 

  Pacific

2,892,583

1,607,167

80.0%

 

Total System

138,867,118

139,261,529

(0.3%)

 
         

Load Factor

       

Domestic

83.0%

81.4%

1.6

pts

  Mainline

84.2%

82.4%

1.8

pts

  Regional

78.9%

78.0%

0.9

pts

International

79.3%

79.2%

0.1

pts

  Latin America

78.6%

75.7%

2.9

pts

     Mainline

78.8%

75.9%

2.9

pts

     Regional

76.2%

71.5%

4.7

pts

  Atlantic

79.7%

80.5%

(0.8)

pts

  Pacific

76.7%

81.5%

(4.8)

pts

Total System

81.6%

80.7%

0.9

pts

         

Passengers Boarded

97,591,836

100,606,365

(3.0%)

 
         

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

       

  Mail

63,947

52,996

20.7%

 

  Freight

1,065,899

974,548

9.4%

 

  Total System

1,129,846

1,027,544

10.0%

 
Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.



 

 

Northwest Airlines
Monthly Traffic Results (a)
 
 

November 2008

November 2007

       Change
 

RPMs (000):

       

Domestic

3,307,413

3,676,724

(10.0%)

 

  Mainline

2,599,635

3,191,809

(18.6%)

 

  Regional

707,778

484,915

46.0%

 

International

2,365,103

2,448,637

(3.4%)

 

  Atlantic

824,003

887,641

(7.2%)

 

  Pacific

1,541,100

1,560,996

(1.3%)

 

Total System

5,672,516

6,125,361

(7.4%)

 
         

ASMs (000):

       

Domestic

4,110,413

4,500,102

(8.7%)

 

  Mainline

3,142,743

3,866,502

(18.7%)

 

  Regional

967,670

633,600

52.7%

 

International

2,968,049

2,929,215

1.3%

 

  Atlantic

1,145,237

1,109,682

3.2%

 

  Pacific

1,822,812

1,819,533

0.2%

 

Total System

7,078,462

7,429,317

(4.7%)

 
         

Load Factor

       

Domestic

80.5%

81.7%

(1.2)

 pts

  Mainline

82.7%

82.6%

0.1

 pts

  Regional

73.1%

76.5%

(3.4)

 pts

International

79.7%

83.6%

(3.9)

 pts

  Atlantic

72.0%

80.0%

(8.0)

 pts

  Pacific

84.5%

85.8%

(1.3)

 pts

Total System

80.1%

82.4%

(2.3)

 pts

         

Passengers Boarded:

4,764,705

5,321,841

(10.5%)

 
         

Completion Factor

99.7%

99.7%

0.0

pts

         

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

108,908

196,142

(44.5%)

 
Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.



 

 

Northwest Airlines
Year to Date Traffic Results(a)
 
 

November 2008

November 2007

       Change
 

RPMs (000):

       

Domestic

42,786,501

43,194,226

(0.9%)

 

  Mainline

35,547,163

38,266,960

(7.1%)

 

  Regional

7,239,338

4,927,266

46.9%

 

International

30,376,452

28,868,133

5.2%

 

  Atlantic

12,155,999

10,547,299

15.3%

 

  Pacific

18,220,453

18,320,834

(0.5%)

 

Total System

73,162,953

72,062,359

1.5%

 
         

ASMs (000):

       

Domestic

51,194,398

52,207,291

(1.9%)

 

  Mainline

41,704,875

45,658,785

(8.7%)

 

  Regional

9,489,523

6,548,506

46.4%

 

International

35,792,651

33,404,695

7.1%

 

  Atlantic

14,718,166

12,297,223

19.7%

 

  Pacific

21,074,485

21,107,472

(0.2%)

 

Total System

87,087,049

85,611,986

1.7%

 
         

Load Factor

       

Domestic

83.6%

82.7%

0.9

 pts

  Mainline

85.2%

83.8%

1.4

 pts

  Regional

75.5%

75.2%

0.3

 pts

International

84.9%

86.4%

(1.5%)

 pts

  Atlantic

82.6%

85.8%

(3.2%)

 pts

  Pacific

86.5%

86.8%

(0.3)

 pts

Total System

84.0%

84.2%

(0.2)

 pts

         

Passengers Boarded:

60,497,035

61,153,687

(1.1%)

 
         

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

1,551,912

1,870,694

(17.0%)

 
Endnote:
a Results include operations under contract carrier arrangements.

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