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ATLANTA, March 5, 2007 - Delta Air Lines today reported record mainline load factor results for February 2007. Delta achieved its highest ever February load factor for its mainline system, 74.4 percent with a previous high of 74.2 percent in 2006, including mainline domestic, 76.7 percent with a previous high of 76.0 percent in 2006. International load factor was 70.3 percent, up 0.4 points compared to February 2006. Delta’s system load factor for February was 74.1 percent, down 0.2 points from the same period in the prior year.

Domestic capacity decreased 5.0 percent in February 2007, which resulted in a 5.0 percent decline in traffic year over year. International traffic in February 2007 increased 27.7 percent year over year on a 27.0 percent increase in capacity. System traffic increased 2.6 percent from February 2006 with a capacity increase of 2.8 percent.

During February 2007, Delta operated its schedule at a 97.4 percent completion rate relative to 97.7 percent in February 2006. Delta boarded 7.5 million passengers during February 2007, a decrease of 2.0 percent from February 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

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Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results
(a)
       
 
February 2007
February 2006
Change
RPMs (000):
 
 
 
Domestic
5,651,342
5,950,610
(5.0%)
  Delta Mainline
4,418,495
4,786,055
(7.7%)
  Comair
297,203
349,512
(15.0%)
  Contract Carriers
935,644
815,043
14.8%
International
2,289,162
1,792,231
27.7%
  Latin America
826,796
601,709
37.4%
    Delta Mainline
792,810
586,926
35.1%
    Comair
708
6,404
NA
    Contract Carriers
33,278
8,379
NA
  Atlantic
1,376,830
1,105,123
24.6%
  Pacific
85,536
85,399
0.2%
Total System
7,940,504
7,742,841
2.6%
 
 
 
 
ASMs (000):
 
 
 
Domestic
7,455,084
7,850,793
(5.0%)
  Delta Mainline
5,762,722
6,298,079
(8.5%)
  Comair
447,690
502,391
(10.9%)
  Contract Carriers
1,244,672
1,050,323
18.5%
International
3,256,711
2,564,453
27.0%
  Latin America
1,171,748
842,148
39.1%
    Delta Mainline
1,121,128
822,033
36.4%
    Comair
1,011
8,383
NA
    Contract Carriers
49,609
11,732
NA
  Atlantic
1,982,234
1,619,651
22.4%
  Pacific
102,729
102,654
0.1%
Total System
10,711,795
10,415,246
2.8%
 
 
 
 
Load Factor
 
 
 
Domestic
75.8%
75.8%
0.0 pts
  Delta Mainline
76.7%
76.0%
0.7 pts
  Comair
66.4%
69.6%
(3.2) pts
  Contract Carriers
75.2%
77.6%
(2.4) pts
International
70.3%
69.9%
0.4 pts
  Latin America
70.6%
71.4%
(0.8) pts
    Delta Mainline
70.7%
71.4%
(0.7) pts
    Comair
70.0%
76.4%
(6.4) pts
    Contract Carriers
67.1%
71.4%
(4.3) pts
  Atlantic
69.5%
68.2%
1.3 pts
  Pacific
83.3%
83.2%
0.1 pts
Total System
74.1%
74.3%
(0.2) pts
 
 
 
 
Passengers Boarded
7,527,101
        7,676, 918
(2.0%)
 
 
 
 

Endnote:
a Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines for all periods presented: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., and SkyWest Airlines Inc.

 
Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results
(a)
       
 
February 2007
February 2006
Change
RPMs (000):
 
 
 
Domestic
11,744,458
12,376,256
(5.1%)
  Delta Mainline
9,210,606
9,984,255
(7.7%)
  Comair
647,201
739,357
(12.5%)
  Contract Carriers
1,886,651
1,652,644
14.2%
International
5,051,558
3,940,022
28.2%
  Latin America
1,801,288
1,314,475
37.0%
    Delta Mainline
1,731,902
1,283,905
34.9%
    Comair
1,357
12,048
NM
    Contract Carriers
68,029
18,522
NM
  Atlantic
3,069,540
2,439,707
25.8%
  Pacific
180,730
185,840
(2.7%)
Total System
16,796,016
16,316,278
2.9%
 
 
 
 
ASMs (000):
 
 
 
Domestic
15,773,935
16,614,827
(5.1%)
  Delta Mainline
12,192,140
13,341,020
(8.6%)
  Comair
1,000,625
1,092,397
(8.4%)
  Contract Carriers
2,581,170
2,181,410
18.3%
International
6,954,361
5,481,376
26.9%
  Latin America
2,471,472
1,813,983
36.2%
    Delta Mainline
2,366,752
1,770,826
33.7%
    Comair
1,959
16,840
NM
    Contract Carriers
102,761
26,317
NM
  Atlantic
4,266,382
3,450,947
23.6%
  Pacific
216,507
216,446
0.0%
Total System
22,728,296
22,096,203
2.9%
 
 
 
 
Load Factor
 
 
 
Domestic
74.5%
74.5%
(0.0) pts
  Delta Mainline
75.5%
74.8%
0.7 pts
  Comair
64.7%
67.7%
(3.0) pts
  Contract Carriers
73.1%
75.8%
(2.7) pts
International
72.6%
71.9%
0.7 pts
  Latin America
72.9%
72.5%
0.4 pts
    Delta Mainline
73.2%
72.5%
0.7 pts
    Comair
69.3%
71.5%
(2.2) pts
    Contract Carriers
66.2%
70.4%
(4.2) pts
  Atlantic
71.9%
70.7%
1.2 pts
  Pacific
83.5%
85.9%
(2.4) pts
Total System
73.9%
73.8%
0.1 pts
 
 
 
 
Passengers Boarded
15,628,856
15,920,756
(1.8%)
 
 
 
 

Endnote:
a Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements with the following airlines for all periods presented: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America Corp., and SkyWest Airlines Inc.