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Delta Air Lines reports on its September air traffic

Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for September 2011.  System load factor was 83.6 percent, 1.1 points higher than the prior year, on a 2.2 percent decrease in capacity.  System traffic decreased 0.9 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic increased 0.5 percent year over year on a 3.3 percent decrease in capacity.  Domestic load factor increased 3.2 points to 83.0 percent.   International traffic decreased 2.8 percent year over year on a 0.6 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor decreased 2.0 points to 84.5 percent.

 

Delta Air Lines

Monthly Traffic Results (a)

 

Sept 2011

Sept 2010

Change

RPMs (000):
Domestic

9,381,017

9,337,926

0.5%

Delta Mainline

7,368,599

7,370,754

(0.0%)

Regional

2,012,418

1,967,172

2.3%

International

6,579,964

6,772,968

(2.8%)

Latin America

821,661

722,368

13.7%

  Delta Mainline

807,808

708,507

14.0%

  Regional

13,853

13,861

(0.1%)

Atlantic

3,735,041

4,042,800

(7.6%)

Pacific

2,023,262

2,007,800

0.8%

Total System

15,960,981

16,110,894

(0.9%)

ASMs (000):
Domestic

11,307,458

11,695,331

(3.3%)

Delta Mainline

8,759,512

9,109,821

(3.8%)

Regional

2,547,946

2,585,510

(1.5%)

International

7,786,837

7,834,520

(0.6%)

Latin America

1,065,824

959,679

11.1%

  Delta Mainline

1,042,054

937,022

11.2%

  Regional

23,770

22,657

4.9%

Atlantic

4,247,976

4,590,761

(7.5%)

Pacific

2,473,037

2,284,080

8.3%

Total System

19,094,295

19,529,851

(2.2%)

Load Factor:
Domestic

83.0%

79.8%

3.2pts

Delta Mainline

84.1%

80.9%

3.2pts

Regional

79.0%

76.1%

2.9pts

International

84.5%

86.5%

(2.0)pts

Latin America

77.1%

75.3%

1.8pts

  Delta Mainline

77.5%

75.6%

1.9pts

  Regional

58.3%

61.2%

(2.9)pts

Atlantic

87.9%

88.1%

(0.2)pts

Pacific

81.8%

87.9%

(6.1)pts

Total System

83.6%

82.5%

1.1pts

Mainline Completion

99.6%

99.1%

0.5pts

Factor
Passengers Boarded

13,378,192

13,216,961

1.2%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

195,520

193,126

1.2%

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

 

Delta Air Lines

Year to Date Traffic Results (a)

Sept 2011

Sept 2010

Change

RPMs (000):
Domestic

87,317,813

87,914,440

(0.7%)

Delta Mainline

68,929,876

69,137,815

(0.3%)

Regional

18,387,937

18,776,625

(2.1%)

International

60,474,451

59,021,309

2.5%

Latin America

10,188,210

10,476,349

(2.8%)

  Delta Mainline

10,030,800

10,230,412

(2.0%)

  Regional

157,410

245,937

(36.0%)

Atlantic

32,464,669

31,936,176

1.7%

Pacific

17,821,572

16,608,784

7.3%

Total System

147,792,264

146,935,749

0.6%

ASMs (000):
Domestic

104,842,512

105,303,547

(0.4%)

Delta Mainline

81,420,424

81,506,453

(0.1%)

Regional

23,422,088

23,797,094

(1.6%)

International

74,779,177

70,353,314

6.3%

Latin America

12,898,207

13,097,500

(1.5%)

  Delta Mainline

12,665,626

12,766,163

(0.8%)

  Regional

232,581

331,337

(29.8%)

Atlantic

39,914,887

37,929,853

5.2%

Pacific

21,966,083

19,325,961

13.7%

Total System

179,621,689

175,656,861

2.3%

Load Factor:
Domestic

83.3%

83.5%

(0.2)

pts
Delta Mainline

84.7%

84.8%

(0.1)

pts
Regional

78.5%

78.9%

(0.4)

pts
International

80.9%

83.9%

(3.0)

pts
Latin America

79.0%

80.0%

(1.0)

pts
  Delta Mainline

79.2%

80.1%

(0.9)

pts
  Regional

67.7%

74.2%

(6.5)

pts
Atlantic

81.3%

84.2%

(2.9)

pts
Pacific

81.1%

85.9%

(4.8)

pts
Total System

82.3%

83.6%

(1.3)

pts
Passengers Boarded

124,397,845

122,918,664

1.2%

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

1,772,308

1,662,353

6.6%

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

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 theDelta Connection carriers offer service to 338 destinations in 59 countries on six continents.

With Headquarters in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeamglobal 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 AmsterdamAtlantaCincinnati,DetroitMemphisMinneapolis-St. PaulNew York-JFKParis-Charles de GaulleSalt 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.

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