ATLANTA, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for November 2009. System traffic in November 2009, including both Delta and Northwest operations, decreased 7.1 percent compared to November 2008 on an 8.4 percent decrease in capacity. Load factor increased 1.1 points to 79.6 percent.

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Domestic traffic decreased 4.6 percent year over year on a 4.2 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor decreased 0.3 points to 79.8 percent. International traffic decreased 11.2 percent year over year on a 14.9 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor increased 3.3 points to 79.2 percent.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines, the world's No. 1 airline, serves more than 170 million passengers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary 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 nearly 800 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 16,000 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 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.

                             Delta Air Lines
                       Monthly Traffic Results (a)

                        November 2009  November 2008  Change
                        -------------  -------------  ------
RPMs (000):
Domestic                    8,631,052      9,043,773    (4.6%)
  Mainline                  6,716,260      7,151,025    (6.1%)
  Regional                  1,914,792      1,892,748      1.2%
International               4,943,456      5,567,587   (11.2%)
  Latin America               747,481        698,526      7.0%
    Mainline                  731,152        678,188      7.8%
    Regional                   16,329         20,338   (19.7%)
  Atlantic                  2,625,176      3,132,446   (16.2%)
  Pacific                   1,570,799      1,736,615    (9.5%)
System                     13,574,508     14,611,360    (7.1%)

ASMs (000):
Domestic                   10,815,203     11,285,756    (4.2%)
  Mainline                  8,316,283      8,742,075    (4.9%)
  Regional                  2,498,920      2,543,681    (1.8%)
International               6,244,266      7,336,114   (14.9%)
  Latin America               997,694        980,398      1.8%
     Mainline                 974,660        950,210      2.6%
     Regional                  23,034         30,188   (23.7%)
  Atlantic                  3,352,390      4,276,310   (21.6%)
  Pacific                   1,894,182      2,079,406    (8.9%)
System                     17,059,469     18,621,870    (8.4%)

Load Factor
Domestic                         79.8%          80.1%    (0.3)  pts
  Mainline                       80.8%          81.8%    (1.0)  pts
  Regional                       76.6%          74.4%     2.2   pts
International                    79.2%          75.9%     3.3   pts
  Latin America                  74.9%          71.2%     3.7   pts
     Mainline                    75.0%          71.4%     3.6   pts
     Regional                    70.9%          67.4%     3.5   pts
  Atlantic                       78.3%          73.3%     5.0   pts
  Pacific                        82.9%          83.5%    (0.6)  pts
System                           79.6%          78.5%     1.1   pts

Passengers Boarded         12,164,039     12,845,448    (5.3%)

Mainline Completion
 Factor                          99.5%          99.4%     0.1  pts

Cargo Ton Miles (000):
  Mail                          8,547          8,279      3.2%
  Freight                     217,169        200,901      8.1%
  System                      225,716        209,180      7.9%

Endnote:
(a) Results include Delta and Northwest operations, as well as
flights operated under contract carrier arrangements, for all
periods presented.

                              Delta Air Lines
                     Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

                    November 2009  November 2008  Change
                    -------------  -------------  ------
RPMs (000):
Domestic              106,902,651    113,405,493    (5.7%)
  Mainline             83,831,000     90,572,557    (7.4%)
  Regional             23,071,652     22,832,935      1.0%
International          67,364,595     73,454,313    (8.3%)
  Latin America        10,106,507     10,895,430    (7.2%)
    Mainline            9,921,755     10,409,041    (4.7%)
    Regional              184,752        486,389   (62.0%)
  Atlantic             39,359,516     42,013,275    (6.3%)
  Pacific              17,898,573     20,545,608   (12.9%)
System                174,267,247    186,859,806    (6.7%)

ASMs (000):
Domestic              128,584,532    136,464,736    (5.8%)
  Mainline             98,866,206    107,105,603    (7.7%)
  Regional             29,718,326     29,359,133      1.2%
International          83,635,345     90,015,208    (7.1%)
  Latin America        13,009,223     13,713,833    (5.1%)
     Mainline          12,746,562     13,070,716    (2.5%)
     Regional             262,661        643,117   (59.2%)
  Atlantic             48,622,809     52,195,067    (6.8%)
  Pacific              22,003,313     24,106,308    (8.7%)
System                212,219,877    226,479,945    (6.3%)

Load Factor
Domestic                     83.1%          83.1%     0.0   pts
  Mainline                   84.8%          84.6%     0.2   pts
  Regional                   77.6%          77.8%    (0.2)  pts
International                80.5%          81.6%    (1.1)  pts
  Latin America              77.7%          79.4%    (1.7)  pts
     Mainline                77.8%          79.6%    (1.8)  pts
     Regional                70.3%          75.6%    (5.3)  pts
  Atlantic                   80.9%          80.5%     0.4   pts
  Pacific                    81.3%          85.2%    (3.9)  pts
System                       82.1%          82.5%    (0.4)  pts

Passengers Boarded    148,554,491    158,218,439    (6.1%)

Cargo Ton Miles
 (000):
  Mail                     77,878        101,146   (23.0%)
  Freight               1,989,554      2,585,440   (23.0%)
  System                2,067,432      2,686,586   (23.0%)

Endnote:
(a) Results include Delta and Northwest operations, as well as
flights operated under contract carrier arrangements, for all
periods presented.

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SOURCE: Delta Air Lines

Web site: http://www.delta.com/

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