ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for November 2011.  System load factor increased 1.9 points to 81.4 percent, as traffic declined 1.9 percent on 4.1 percent lower capacity year over year.

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Domestic load factor increased 3.2 points to 83.5 percent, as traffic increased 1.4 percent on 2.6 percent lower capacity over prior year.

International load factor decreased slightly to 77.8 percent, as traffic declined 7.3 percent on 6.5 percent lower capacity year over year.

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 341 destinations in 61 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)






















November 2011


November 2010


Change











RPMs (000):








Domestic

9,138,077


9,012,724


1.4%




Delta Mainline

7,199,669


7,085,888


1.6%




Regional

1,938,408


1,926,836


0.6%



International

5,167,918


5,574,019


(7.3%)




Latin America

862,794


817,050


5.6%




Delta Mainline

844,980


805,867


4.9%




      Regional

17,814


11,183


59.3%




Atlantic

2,644,066


2,970,184


(11.0%)




Pacific

1,661,058


1,786,785


(7.0%)



Total System

14,305,995


14,586,743


(1.9%)











ASMs (000):








Domestic

10,937,313


11,227,896


(2.6%)




Delta Mainline

8,491,749


8,693,215


(2.3%)




Regional

2,445,564


2,534,681


(3.5%)



International

6,645,291


7,110,231


(6.5%)




Latin America

1,110,882


1,077,712


3.1%




Delta Mainline

1,084,268


1,058,430


2.4%




      Regional

26,614


19,282


38.0%




Atlantic

3,366,851


3,884,293


(13.3%)




Pacific

2,167,558


2,148,226


0.9%



Total System

17,582,604


18,338,127


(4.1%)











Load Factor:








Domestic

83.5%


80.3%


3.2

pts



Delta Mainline

84.8%


81.5%


3.3

pts



Regional

79.3%


76.0%


3.3

pts


International

77.8%


78.4%


(0.6)

pts



Latin America

77.7%


75.8%


1.9

pts



Delta Mainline

77.9%


76.1%


1.8

pts



      Regional

66.9%


58.0%


8.9

pts



Atlantic

78.5%


76.5%


2.0

pts



Pacific

76.6%


83.2%


(6.6)

pts


Total System

81.4%


79.5%


1.9

pts










Mainline Completion

99.8%


99.0%


0.8

pts

Factor
















Passengers Boarded

12,925,560


12,868,271


0.4%











Cargo Ton Miles (000):

192,407


193,480


(0.6%)











Endnote:







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






Delta Air Lines


Year to Date Traffic Results (a)























November 2011


November 2010


Change











RPMs (000):








Domestic

106,235,153


106,867,856


(0.6%)




Delta Mainline

83,806,090


84,075,978


(0.3%)




Regional

22,429,063


22,791,878


(1.6%)



International

71,843,233


71,265,028


0.8%




Latin America

11,901,059


12,090,562


(1.6%)




Delta Mainline

11,710,507


11,819,992


(0.9%)




      Regional

190,552


270,570


(29.6%)




Atlantic

38,597,833


38,798,196


(0.5%)




Pacific

21,344,341


20,376,270


4.8%



Total System

178,078,386


178,132,884


(0.0%)











ASMs (000):








Domestic

127,376,673


128,507,322


(0.9%)




Delta Mainline

98,897,534


99,543,316


(0.6%)




Regional

28,479,139


28,964,006


(1.7%)



International

89,122,249


85,396,839


4.4%




Latin America

15,110,882


15,209,211


(0.6%)




Delta Mainline

14,826,031


14,836,732


(0.1%)




      Regional

284,851


372,479


(23.5%)




Atlantic

47,506,397


46,372,880


2.4%




Pacific

26,504,970


23,814,748


11.3%



Total System

216,498,922


213,904,161


1.2%











Load Factor:








Domestic

83.4%


83.2%


0.2

pts



Delta Mainline

84.7%


84.5%


0.2

pts



Regional

78.8%


78.7%


0.1

pts


International

80.6%


83.5%


(2.9)

pts



Latin America

78.8%


79.5%


(0.7)

pts



Delta Mainline

79.0%


79.7%


(0.7)

pts



      Regional

66.9%


72.6%


(5.7)

pts



Atlantic

81.2%


83.7%


(2.5)

pts



Pacific

80.5%


85.6%


(5.1)

pts


Total System

82.3%


83.3%


(1.0)

pts










Passengers Boarded

151,274,363


149,909,433


0.9%











Cargo Ton Miles (000):

2,172,739


2,069,544


5.0%




















Endnote:







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







SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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