Delta Air Lines Achieves Record March Load Factors
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines reported a record March consolidated system load factor of 83.0 percent, record mainline system load factor of 83.7 percent, and record total domestic load factor of 83.6 percent. In addition, Delta recorded new all-time daily record load factors of 98.1 percent in the mainline Atlantic and 93.0 percent in mainline Latin entities.
System traffic increased 3.5 percent from March 2006 with a capacity increase of 0.4 percent. International traffic in March 2007 increased 23.1 percent year over year on an 18.7 percent increase in capacity. Domestic traffic in March 2007 declined 3.2 percent year over year on a 6.0 percent decrease in capacity.
Despite the challenging weather environment in March, Delta completed 98.1 percent of scheduled flights during the month relative to 99.0 percent in March 2006.
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