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DAL September Traffic up 8% on 4.2% capacity increase

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Press ReleaseSource: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines Reports September Traffic
Wednesday October 5, 3:04 pm ET
ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL - News) today reported traffic results for September 2005(1),(2). System traffic for September 2005 increased 8.0 percent from September 2004 on a capacity increase of 4.2 percent. Delta's system load factor was 73.1 percent in September 2005, up 2.6 points from the same period last year.


Domestic traffic in September 2005 increased 7.0 percent year over year, while capacity increased 1.7 percent. Domestic load factor in September 2005 was 71.8 percent, up 3.5 points from the same period a year ago. International traffic in September 2005 increased 10.9 percent year over year on an 12.5 percent increase in capacity. International load factor was 76.9 percent, down 1.1 points from September 2004.

During September 2005, Delta operated its schedule at a 96.4 percent completion rate, compared to 94.7 percent in September 2004. Delta boarded 8,942,212 passengers during the month of September 2005, an increase of 2.1 percent from September 2004.
 
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