ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for November 2007. System traffic for November 2007 increased 5.0 percent from November 2006 with a capacity increase of 5.6 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 77.1 percent in November 2007, down 0.4 points from the same period last year.

International traffic remained strong in November 2007, increasing 19.0 percent year over year on a 17.6 percent increase in capacity. As a result, international load factor was 76.8 percent, up 0.9 points compared to November 2006. Domestic traffic in November 2007 was flat year over year and capacity increased 1.0 percent. Domestic load factor in November 2007 was 77.2 percent, down 0.9 points from the same period a year ago.

A record number of passengers flew internationally on Delta during the month of November. The number of international, Atlantic, and Latin passengers increased 13.7 percent, 15.3 percent, and 11.2 percent, respectively, versus the same period last year.

“November consolidated unit revenues increased modestly year over year, with strong improvements in international unit revenues,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president of network and revenue management. “In light of fuel prices and some softening from recent robust domestic demand, we are continuing to focus on profitable international growth while moving aggressively to rationalize 2008 domestic capacity.”

During November 2007, Delta operated its schedule at a 99.3 percent completion rate compared to 98.9 percent in November 2006. Delta boarded 8.7 million passengers during the month of November 2007, an increase of 0.7 percent from November 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 324 destinations in 58 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than any other major U.S. airline and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 650 weekly flights to 61 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 489 worldwide destinations in 106 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results
(a,b)
 
 
November 2007
November 2006
Change
 

RPMs (000):

 
 
 
 
Domestic
6,457,279
6,472,124
(0.2%)
 
  Delta Mainline
4,977,022
5,074,219
(1.9%)
 
  Comair
381,201
408,971
(6.8%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,099,056
988,934
11.1%
 
International
2,907,521
2,442,619
19.0%
 
  Latin America
751,257
664,500
13.1%
 
    Delta Mainline
711,492
633,672
12.3%
 
    Comair
492
228
NM
 
    Contract Carriers
39,273
30,600
28.3%
 
  Atlantic
2,031,730
1,689,412
20.3%
 
  Pacific
124,534
88,707
40.4%
 
Total System
9,364,800
8,914,743
5.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 

ASMs (000):

 
 
 
 
Domestic
8,365,719
8,286,650
1.0%
 
  Delta Mainline
6,412,177
6,440,980
(0.4%)
 
  Comair
515,185
548,847
(6.1%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,438,357
1,296,823
10.9%
 
International
3,784,357
3,218,664
17.6%
 
  Latin America
978,165
939,288
4.1%
 
    Delta Mainline
922,965
893,672
3.3%
 
    Comair
602
349
72.5%
 
    Contract Carriers
54,598
45,267
20.6%
 
  Atlantic
2,632,852
2,169,371
21.4%
 
  Pacific
173,340
110,005
57.6%
 
Total System
12,150,076
11,505,314
5.6%
 
 
 
 
 
 

Load Factor

 
 
 
 
Domestic
77.2%
78.1%
(0.9)
pts
  Delta Mainline
77.6%
78.8%
(1.2)
pts
  Comair
74.0%
74.5%
(0.5)
pts
  Contract Carriers
76.4%
76.3%
0.1
pts
International
76.8%
75.9%
0.9
pts
  Latin America
76.8%
70.7%
6.1
pts
    Delta Mainline
77.1%
70.9%
6.2
pts
    Comair
81.7%
65.3%
16.4
pts
    Contract Carriers
71.9%
67.6%
4.3
pts
  Atlantic
77.2%
77.9%
(0.7)
pts
  Pacific
71.8%
80.6%
(8.8)
pts
Total System
77.1%
77.5%
(0.4)
pts
 
 
 
 
 

Passengers Boarded

8,706,606
8,642,989
0.7%
 
Endnote:
a Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., SkyWest Airlines Inc. for all periods presented, and ExpressJet Airlines beginning June 2007.
bRegional System includes wholly owned subsidiary Comair and contract carriers.

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
(a,b)
 
 
November 2007
November 2006
Change
 

RPMs (000):

 
 
 
 
Domestic
76,028,363
75,823,141
0.3%
 
  Delta Mainline
59,352,763
60,295,167
(1.6%)
 
  Comair
4,238,021
4,856,285
(12.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
12,437,579
10,671,689
16.5%
 
International
36,320,896
30,873,236
17.6%
 
  Latin America
9,292,831
7,516,406
23.6%
 
    Delta Mainline
8,836,532
7,266,339
21.6%
 
    Comair
7,298
33,704
(78.3%)
 
    Contract Carriers
449,001
216,363
NM
 
  Atlantic
25,718,522
22,299,326
15.3%
 
  Pacific
1,309,543
1,057,504
23.8%
 
Total System
112,349,259
106,696,377
5.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 

ASMs (000):

 
 
 
 
Domestic
93,419,203
96,436,718
(3.1%)
 
  Delta Mainline
72,029,037
76,185,144
(5.5%)
 
  Comair
5,620,805
6,528,377
(13.9%)
 
  Contract Carriers
15,769,361
13,723,197
14.9%
 
International
45,842,326
39,436,670
16.2%
 
  Latin America
12,275,178
10,299,308
19.2%
 
    Delta Mainline
11,636,956
9,953,950
16.9%
 
    Comair
9,075
45,841
(80.2%)
 
    Contract Carriers
629,147
299,517
NM
 
  Atlantic
31,959,981
27,913,516
14.5%
 
  Pacific
1,607,167
1,223,846
31.3%
 
Total System
139,261,529
135,873,388
2.5%
 
 
 
 
 
 

Load Factor

 
 
 
 
Domestic
81.4%
78.6%
2.8
pts
  Delta Mainline
82.4%
79.1%
3.3
pts
  Comair
75.4%
74.4%
1.0
pts
  Contract Carriers
78.9%
77.8%
1.1
pts
International
79.2%
78.3%
0.9
pts
  Latin America
75.7%
73.0%
2.7
pts
    Delta Mainline
75.9%
73.0%
2.9
pts
    Comair
80.4%
73.5%
6.9
pts
    Contract Carriers
71.4%
72.2%
(0.8)
pts
  Atlantic
80.5%
79.9%
0.6
pts
  Pacific
81.5%
86.4%
(4.9)
pts
Total System
80.7%
78.5%
2.2
pts
 
 
 
 
 

Passengers Boarded

100,606,365
97,894,751
2.8%
 
Endnote:
a Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., SkyWest Airlines Inc. for all periods presented, and ExpressJet Airlines beginning June 2007.
bRegional System includes wholly owned subsidiary Comair and contract carriers.

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