ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for November 20061,2. Delta’s system load factor was 77.5 percent in November 2006, up 3.7 points from the same period last year.  System traffic for November 2006 decreased 1.8 percent from November 2005 with a capacity decrease of 6.5 percent. 

Delta achieved its highest November load factors on record for consolidated system (77.5 percent with previous high of 73.8 percent in November 2005), mainline system (78.8 percent with a previous high of 74.0 percent in November 2005), mainline domestic (78.1 percent with a previous high of 73.5 percent in November 2005) and Delta Connection (75.6 percent with a previous high of 74.9 percent).

International traffic in November 2006 increased 21.2 percent year over year on a 19.7 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 75.9 percent, up 1.0 point compared to November 2005.  Domestic traffic in November 2006 decreased 8.4 percent year over year, and capacity decreased 13.8 percent. Domestic load factor in November 2006 was 78.1 percent, up 4.6 points from the same period a year ago.

During November 2006, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.9 percent completion rate compared to 99.2 percent in November 2005. Delta boarded 8.6 million passengers during the month of November 2006, a decrease of 5.6 percent from November 2005. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

“For the more than one million passengers who chose our airline for Thanksgiving holiday travel, Delta people served up a stellar on-time performance of 86.4 percent and a completion factor of 99.8 percent, despite load factors near 80 percent for the six-day period (November 22 – November 27),” said Joe Kolshak, Delta’s executive vice president – operations.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 290 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 28 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 400 weekly flights to 49 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 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 445 worldwide destinations in 92 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
 


 


1 Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines: (1) Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. and SkyWest Airlines Inc. for all periods presented, (2) Shuttle America Corp. beginning September 2005 and (3) and Freedom Airlines, Inc. beginning October 2005.

 

2 On September 7, 2005, Delta completed the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (ASA) to SkyWest Airlines, Inc. Operating performance after that date is reflected in our contract carrier flying.

 

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results
 
 
 November 2006
November 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
6,472,124
7,062,759
(8.4%)
 
  Delta Mainline
5,074,219
5,656,558
(10.3%)
 
  ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
  Comair
408,971
524,775
(22.1%)
 
  Contract Carriers
988,934
881,426
12.2%
 
International
2,442,619
2,015,490
21.2%
 
  Latin America
664,500
521,221
27.5%
 
    Delta Mainline
633,672
501,227
26.4%
 
    ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
    Comair
228
5,020
(95.5%)
 
    Contract Carriers
30,600
14,974
104.4%
 
  Atlantic
1,689,412
1,410,758
19.8%
 
  Pacific
88,707
83,511
6.2%
 
Total System
8,914,743
9,078,249
(1.8%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
8,286,650
9,612,678
(13.8%)
 
  Delta Mainline
6,440,980
7,649,163
(15.8%)
 
  ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
  Comair
548,847
752,462
(27.1%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,296,823
1,211,053
7.1%
 
International
3,218,664
2,689,826
19.7%
 
  Latin America
939,288
773,209
21.5%
 
    Delta Mainline
893,672
745,157
19.9%
 
    ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
    Comair
349
7,231
(95.2%)
 
    Contract Carriers
45,267
20,821
117.4%
 
  Atlantic
2,169,371
1,807,021
20.1%
 
  Pacific
110,005
109,596
0.4%
 
Total System
11,505,314
12,302,504
(6.5%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
78.1%
73.5%
4.6
pts
  Delta Mainline
78.8%
74.0%
4.8
pts
  ASA
0.0%
0.0%
0.0
pts
  Comair
74.5%
69.7%
4.8
pts
  Contract Carriers
76.3%
72.8%
3.5
pts
International
75.9%
74.9%
1.0
pts
  Latin America
70.7%
67.4%
3.3
pts
    Delta Mainline
70.9%
67.3%
3.6
pts
    ASA
0.0%
0.0%
0.0
pts
    Comair
65.3%
69.4%
(4.1)
pts
    Contract Carriers
67.6%
71.9%
(4.3)
pts
  Atlantic
77.9%
78.1%
(0.2)
pts
  Pacific
80.6%
76.2%
4.4
pts
Total System
77.5%
73.8%
3.7
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
       8,642,989
         9,153,590
(5.6%)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
 
 
November 2006
November 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
75,823,141
84,986,140
(10.8%)
 
  Delta Mainline
60,295,167
70,262,564
(14.2%)
 
  ASA
0
3,960,272
NM
 
  Comair
4,856,285
5,676,473
(14.4%)
 
  Contract Carriers
10,671,689
5,086,831
109.8%
 
International
30,873,236
25,850,314
19.4%
 
  Latin America
7,516,406
5,880,305
27.8%
 
    Delta Mainline
7,266,339
5,699,319
27.5%
 
    ASA
0
85,996
NM
 
    Comair
33,704
40,477
(16.7%)
 
    Contract Carriers
216,363
54,513
NM
 
  Atlantic
22,299,326
18,951,851
17.7%
 
  Pacific
1,057,504
1,018,158
3.9%
 
Total System
106,696,377
110,836,454
(3.7%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
96,436,718
112,030,262
(13.9%)
 
  Delta Mainline
76,185,144
91,187,274
(16.5%)
 
  ASA
0
5,423,696
NM
 
  Comair
6,528,377
8,358,017
(21.9%)
 
  Contract Carriers
13,723,197
7,061,275
94.3%
 
International
39,436,670
32,661,175
20.7%
 
  Latin America
10,299,308
8,286,674
24.3%
 
    Delta Mainline
9,953,950
8,031,152
23.9%
 
    ASA
0
117,195
NM
 
    Comair
45,841
59,964
(23.6%)
 
    Contract Carriers
299,517
78,363
NM
 
  Atlantic
27,913,516
23,148,343
20.6%
 
  Pacific
1,223,846
1,226,158
(0.2%)
 
Total System
135,873,388
144,691,437
(6.1%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
78.6%
75.9%
2.7
pts
  Delta Mainline
79.1%
77.1%
2.0
pts
  ASA
0.0%
73.0%
NM
 
  Comair
74.4%
67.9%
6.5
pts
  Contract Carriers
77.8%
72.0%
5.8
pts
International
78.3%
79.1%
(0.8)
pts
  Latin America
73.0%
71.0%
2.0
pts
    Delta Mainline
73.0%
71.0%
2.0
pts
    ASA
0.0%
73.4%
NM
 
    Comair
73.5%
67.5%
6.0
pts
    Contract Carriers
72.2%
69.6%
2.6
pts
  Atlantic
79.9%
81.9%
(2.0)
pts
  Pacific
86.4%
83.0%
3.4
pts
Total System
78.5%
76.6%
1.9
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
97,894,751
110,110,088
(11.1%)
 

 

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