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ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for October 20061. System traffic for October 2006 increased 1.7 percent from October 2005 with a capacity decrease of 4.5 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 77.1 percent in October 2006, up 4.7 points from the same period last year.

Domestic traffic in October 2006 decreased 5.5 percent year over year, and capacity decreased 14.1 percent. Domestic load factor in October 2006 was 78.4 percent, up 7.1 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in October 2006 increased 24.0 percent year over year on a 27.2 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 74.2 percent, down 1.9 points compared to October 2005.

Delta achieved its highest October load factors on record for consolidated system (77.1 percent with previous high of 74.2 percent in October 2004), mainline system (77.4 percent with a previous high of 74.7 percent in October 2004), mainline domestic (78.9 percent with a previous high of 73.6 percent) and Delta Connection (76.3 percent with a previous high of 71.4 percent).

During October 2006, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.4 percent completion rate compared to 96.9 percent in October 2005. Delta boarded 8.9 million passengers during the month of October 2006, a decrease of 3.6 percent from October 2005. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

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: Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., SkyWest Airlines Inc., and Freedom Airlines for all periods presented.
 
 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results
 
 
 October 2006
October 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
6,717,926
7,112,400
(5.5%)
 
  Delta Mainline
5,257,548
5,732,230
(8.3%)
 
  ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
  Comair
439,047
528,669
(17.0%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,021,331
851,501
19.9%
 
International
2,843,360
2,292,906
24.0%
 
  Latin America
563,178
501,802
12.2%
 
    Delta Mainline
535,553
482,668
11.0%
 
    ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
    Comair
493
4,449
(88.9%)
 
    Contract Carriers
27,132
14,685
84.8%
 
  Atlantic
2,185,755
1,698,759
28.7%
 
  Pacific
94,427
92,345
2.3%
 
Total System
9,561,286
9,405,306
1.7%
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
8,571,296
9,977,529
(14.1%)
 
  Delta Mainline
6,661,818
7,988,202
(16.6%)
 
  ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
  Comair
579,469
785,433
(26.2%)
 
  Contract Carriers
1,330,009
1,203,894
10.5%
 
International
3,833,512
3,014,371
27.2%
 
  Latin America
845,218
796,264
6.1%
 
    Delta Mainline
804,170
768,933
4.6%
 
    ASA
0
0
0.0%
 
    Comair
699
6,835
(89.8%)
 
    Contract Carriers
40,349
20,496
96.9%
 
  Atlantic
2,874,707
2,104,370
36.6%
 
  Pacific
113,587
113,737
(0.1%)
 
Total System
12,404,808
12,991,900
(4.5%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
78.4%
71.3%
7.1
pts
  Delta Mainline
78.9%
71.8%
7.1
pts
  ASA
0.0%
0.0%
0.0
pts
  Comair
75.8%
67.3%
8.5
pts
  Contract Carriers
76.8%
70.7%
6.1
pts
International
74.2%
76.1%
(1.9)
pts
  Latin America
66.6%
63.0%
3.6
pts
    Delta Mainline
66.6%
62.8%
3.8
pts
    ASA
0.0%
0.0%
0.0
pts
    Comair
70.5%
65.1%
5.4
pts
    Contract Carriers
67.2%
71.6%
(4.4)
pts
  Atlantic
76.0%
80.7%
(4.7)
pts
  Pacific
83.1%
81.2%
1.9
pts
Total System
77.1%
72.4%
4.7
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
8,943,516
9,274,758
(3.6%)
 

 
 

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
 
 
October 2006
October 2005
Change
 
RPMs (000):
       
Domestic
69,351,017
77,923,381
(11.0%)
 
  Delta Mainline
55,220,948
64,606,006
(14.5%)
 
  ASA
0
3,960,272
NM
 
  Comair
4,447,314
5,151,698
(13.7%)
 
  Contract Carriers
9,682,755
4,205,405
NM
 
International
28,430,617
23,834,824
19.3%
 
  Latin America
6,851,906
5,359,084
27.9%
 
    Delta Mainline
6,632,667
5,198,092
27.6%
 
    ASA
0
85,996
NM
 
    Comair
33,476
35,457
(5.6%)
 
    Contract Carriers
185,763
39,539
NM
 
  Atlantic
20,609,914
17,541,093
17.5%
 
  Pacific
968,797
934,647
3.7%
 
Total System
97,781,634
101,758,205
(3.9%)
 
         
ASMs (000):
       
Domestic
88,150,068
102,417,551
(13.9%)
 
  Delta Mainline
69,744,164
83,538,111
(16.5%)
 
  ASA
0
5,423,696
NM
 
  Comair
5,979,530
7,605,555
(21.4%)
 
  Contract Carriers
12,426,374
5,850,189
NM
 
International
36,218,006
29,971,349
20.8%
 
  Latin America
9,360,020
7,513,465
24.6%
 
    Delta Mainline
9,060,278
7,285,995
24.4%
 
    ASA
0
117,195
NM
 
    Comair
45,492
52,733
(13.7%)
 
    Contract Carriers
254,250
57,542
NM
 
  Atlantic
25,744,145
21,341,322
20.6%
 
  Pacific
1,113,841
1,116,562
(0.2%)
 
Total System
124,368,074
132,388,900
(6.1%)
 
         
Load Factor
       
Domestic
78.7%
76.1%
2.6
pts
  Delta Mainline
79.2%
77.3%
1.9
pts
  ASA
0.0%
73.0%
NM
pts
  Comair
74.4%
67.7%
6.7
pts
  Contract Carriers
77.9%
71.9%
6.0
pts
International
78.5%
79.5%
(1.0)
pts
  Latin America
73.2%
71.3%
1.9
pts
    Delta Mainline
73.2%
71.3%
1.9
pts
    ASA
0.0%
73.4%
NM
pts
    Comair
73.6%
67.2%
6.4
pts
    Contract Carriers
73.1%
68.7%
4.4
pts
  Atlantic
80.1%
82.2%
(2.1)
pts
  Pacific
87.0%
83.7%
3.3
pts
Total System
78.6%
76.9%
1.7
pts
         
Passengers Boarded
89,251,762
100,956,498
(11.6%)
 

 

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